One of the fondest memories of my Granddad Nelson was trading quotes regularly over email. Sadly I lost the email archive when I went on my mission, but it has continued to be an interest of mine. I hope you enjoy my collection of quotes. A bit of everything from religion to politics to leadership.
I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me they are wonderful things for other people to go on.
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.
Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts.
The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he's a baby.
A sufficient and sure method of civilization is the influence of good women.
When your children are teenagers, it's important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.
This thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.
Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't.
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.
'Home' is any four walls that enclose the right person.
It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.
Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.
A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.
Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
I love being married. It's so great to find the one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
Middle age is when you're faced with two temptations and you choose the one that will get you home by nine o'clock.
If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
Nothing would be done at all if a man waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.
We must all, in order to make reality more tolerable, keep alive in us a few little follies.
The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.