Neal Maxwell

1926 -

A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on challenge, danger, darkness, despair, individuality, injustice, men, and nations

Men's and nations' finest hour consist of those moments when extraordinary challenge is met by extraordinary response. Hence in those darkest hours, we must light our individual candles rather than vying with others to call attention to the enveloping darkness. Our indignation about injustice should lead to illumination, for if it does not, we are only adding to the despair-and the moment of gravest danger is when there is so little light that darkness seems normal!

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: The Smallest Part, p. 75., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on admiration, ancestry, belief, challenge, church, cities, day, duty, faith, humility, kiss, posterity, praise, spirituality, tears, present, and time

Therefore, though we have rightly applauded our ancestors for their spiritual achievements (and do not and must not discount them now), those of us who prevail today will have done no small thing. The special spirits who have been reserved to live in this time of challenges and who overcome will one day be praised for their stamina by those who pulled handcarts. Those who were righteous in other ages, when the gospel light was snuffed out, will one day commend the current members of the Church who so live that the gospel light increased in its incandescence. Those of ancient Israel who saw many signs and yet episodically relapsed will one day praise those in this dispensation who have believed "because of the word" without being compelled to be humble. (Alma 32:14.) The Lamanites who were righteous in earlier times, especially, will praise their present posterity whose righteousness is bringing a blossoming of their seed. Thus the contemporary righteous will earn the esteem of their admired predecessors. Finally, if we are faithful, even the righteous of the city of Enoch will fall upon our necks and kiss us, and we will mingle our tears with their tears! (Moses 7:63.) Let us, therefore, notwithstanding our weaknesses, be reassured that the everyday keeping of the commandments and the doing of our duties is what it is all about.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Notwithstanding My Weakness, p. 18., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on america, babies, concern, and reason

If the nearly one-and-a-half million babies aborted in America each year could, somehow, vote, chameleon candidates would find fresh reason to be concerned about abortion, whereas now they are unconcerned.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: personal notes, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on birth, darkness, deed, health, parenthood, people, and words

Ironically, as some people become harder, they use softer words to describe dark deeds. This, too, is part of being sedated by secularism. Needless abortion, for instance, is a "reproductive health procedure, . . ." "Illegitimacy" gives way to the wholly sanitized words "non-marital birth" or "alternative parenting."

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: ENSIGN, May 1996, p. 68, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on ability and god

God does not begin by asking us about our ability, but only about our availability, and if we then prove our dependability, he will increase our capability!

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on admiration, body, fashion, fatherhood, protest, sacred, sons, and women

I thank the Father that His Only Begotten Son did not say in defiant protest at Calvary, "My body is my own!" I stand in admiration of women today who resist the "fashion of abortion, by refusing to make the sacred womb a tomb!"

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1978, p. 10, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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