Neal Maxwell

1926 -

A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on danger, fatigue, good, management, risk, soul, temptation, thought, and time

Time Management Tips: The perpetual processing of the same temptation is both dangerous and time-wasting. Cycling and recycling the same temptation (instead of rejecting such blandishment out of hand) is not only to risk one's soul, again and again, but is to bring on fatigue, so that the Adversary may be able to do indirectly what we will not let him do directly. A lack of decisiveness in dealing with temptation ties up our thought processes and prevents us from doing good with the time allotted to us.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: The Smallest Part,, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on humanity and soul

I thank the Savior personally; for bearing all which I added to His hemorrhaging at every pore for all humanity in Gethsemane. I thank Him for bearing what I added to the decibels of His piercing soul cry atop Calvary.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1988, p. 9, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on soul and time

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Spent time-like a spent bullet-tells us much about its "processor." for we see not only the residual slug, but indicators of how spent time is grooved by a man's soul, a reliable indicator of what a man is like.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: The Smallest Part, p. 43., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on challenge, choice, clarity, commitment, economics, goals, honesty, ideas, management, time, trouble, words, and writing

Time Management Tips: One can make a radar-like sweep of the horizon to identify time and task challenges while these are still manageable and while we still have a choice. The organizational adage, "the more parts, the more trouble," also applies to words. Multiplying words may actually multiply the probability of being misunderstood; economies in expression (without being taciturn or aloof) not only save time, but usually are more honest and more clear. Regarding writing down thoughts and ideas: often we never recover what came to us once and went unused. What is the wisest use I can make of this sliver of time? Commit rather explicitly to goals.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: The Smallest Part,, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on anger, existence, failure, god, learning, and people

C. S. Lewis pointed out that some people are angry with God for His not existing, and others for His existing but for failing to do as mortals would have Him do. Instead of such childishness, we are urged to know God and to learn of His attributes.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Sermons Not Spoken, p.20, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on christ, god, impossibility, jesus, sons, and spirit

When one comes to know God and His Son Jesus Christ through the scriptures, the Spirit, and personal revelation, it is impossible to feel anything other than overwhelmed by the attributes so perfectly developed in them and so tentatively and superficially developed in oneself. Even so, we are told to strive to become like them.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Sermons Not Spoken, p.24, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on beginning, christ, fatherhood, god, misery, soul, women, and world

The submissive will make it through to that final scene, for the word of God will lead the man and woman of Christ "in a straight and narrow course across that everlasting gulf of misery . . . and land their souls . . . at the right hand of God in the kingdom, to sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and with Jacob, and with all our holy fathers" (Helaman 3:30) "who have been ever since the world began . . . to go no more out." (Alma 7:25)

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: “Not My Will, But Thine”, page 142, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on ability, discipline, learning, morality, principles, time, and truth

Man can learn self-discipline without becoming ascetic; he can be wise without waiting to be old; he can be influential without waiting for status. Man can sharpen his ability to distinguish between matters of principle and matters of preference, but only if we have a wise interplay between time and truth, between minutes and morality.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: The Smallest Part, p. 51., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on self-esteem

If another person only had in his storehouse of deserved self-esteem what you had put there, what would he have to draw upon and to sustain him?

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: The Smallest Part, p. 59., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on selfishness and path

In contrast to the path of selfishness, there is no room for road rage on the straight and narrow way.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: General Conference, April 1999, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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