Neal A. Maxwell
Latter-Day Saints leader
Neal Ash Maxwell was an American scholar, educator, and religious leader who served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1981 until his death.
Neal A. Maxwell Quotes Page 4
It is better to trust and sometimes be disappointed than to be forever mistrusting and be right occasionally.
Defectors often cause more difficulty than disinterested disbelievers.
Why is it that for many persons changing others is so exciting and so relevant, while changing oneself is so boring and irrelevant?
Patience is, therefore, clearly not fatalistic, shoulder-shrugging resignation; it is accepting a divine rhythm to life; it is obedience prolonged.
God's anger is kindled not because we have harmed him but because we have harmed ourselves.
... Our God is a God of love. He waits with open arms, and the unfolding of His merciful plan of salvation is not only therefore the mark of divine power but also the mark of God's relentless, redeeming love. It is a point well worth pondering because, among other reasons, it will help us to understand better why God, through the prophets, denounces sin and corruption in such scalding terms. He loves all of us, His spirit sons and daughters, but hates our vices. His denunciation of those vices may, if we are not careful, seem to obscure the enormous and perfect love He has for us.
A patient willingness to defer dividends is a hallmark of individual maturity.
Our little pebble of poor performance helps to start, or to sustain, an avalanche.
We are here in mortality, and the only way to go is through; there isn't any around.
Each day I see all about me the fruits of commandment-keeping.
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