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.

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.

People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.

Some men see things as they are and say why ... I dream things that never were and say why not.

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

If you are born poor, it is not your mistake. But if you die poor it is your mistake.

If you're not making mistakes, you're not taking risks, and that means you're not going anywhere. The key is to make mistakes faster than the competition, so you have more changes to learn and win.

When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.

People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

Stress is like a pulse, if you have it you are alive.

Throw away those books and cassettes on inspirational leadership. Send those consultants packing. Know your job, set a good example for the people under you and put results over politics. That's all the charisma you'll really need to succeed.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.

Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome.

If you think you're leading and no one is following you, then you're only taking a walk.

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.