Neal Maxwell

1926 -

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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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on jesus and world

When our minds really catch hold of the significance of Jesus' atonement, the world's hold on us loosens.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Ensign, November 1992, p. 67. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on exploring, faith, and trying

Some find it easier to bend their knees than their minds. Exciting exploration is preferred to plodding implementation; speculation seems more fun than consecration, and so is trying to soften the hard doctrines instead of submitting to them. Worse still, by not obeying, these . . . lack real knowing. Lacking real knowing, they cannot defend their faith and may become critics instead of defenders!

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

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

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on darkness, faith, mistakes, and perspective

Those of little faith mistake local cloud cover for general darkness. Keeping spiritually intact results in our keeping precious perspective by seeing "things as they really are." (Jacob 4:13)

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Ensign, June 1994. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on path

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The strait and narrow path, though clearly marked, is a path, not a freeway nor an escalator. Indeed, there are times when the only way the strait and narrow path can be followed is on one's knees! And we are to help each other along the path.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1982, p. 38, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on children, commitment, disappointment, divinity, failure, faith, fatherhood, gifts, god, ingratitude, justice, learning, life, love, men, mercy, perspective, power, reflection, and temptation

Yet, seeing this ingratitude of those who are without perspective should not cause us to make reflexive rejoinders to unbelievers. Rather, we, for our part, ought to contemplate how truly deep God's commitment to free agency must be, how truly deep (and unpossessive) his love for his children must be to allow us to err, to fail, to learn, and to grow. And how wonderful is his refusal to impose, by his power, a faith that otherwise seems to come so slowly and to so few when men are left free. Sensing, even on such a small scale, these divine commitments ought to help us to reflect them in our lives. If we are tempted to unwise responses because of our small-scale frustrations with those who are ungrateful, with those who misuse their gifts, lo, how much greater the sense of disappointment at the divine level is. And yet his commitment to free agency remains intact, and his love, justice, and mercy continue even for those who defy their Father.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: For The Power Is In Them, pg. 28-29, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on facts, good, joy, kindness, life, men, men and women, people, pessimism, reflection, and women

It is understandable how some people could give way to this kind of pervasive pessimism, but we speak of a gospel which brings good tidings of great joy and this must be reflected in our lives, if we are to be believable especially as we suggest to others that there is, in fact, not only a better way, but also the way. Scriptures that speak of man as a being who "might have joy" have more impact when falling from the lips or pens of men and women whose lives give fresh evidence of the validity of that scripture.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: A More Excellent Way, , © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on enemies, justice, mind, nobility, pride, and reason

Just as meekness is in all our virtues, so is pride in all our sins. Whatever its momentary and alluring guise, pride is the enemy, "the first of the sins." One reason to be particularly on guard against pride is that "the devilish strategy of Pride is that it attacks us, not in our weakest points, but in our strongest. It is preeminently the sin of the noble mind." Not only of the noble mind, but also of the semi-righteous.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Meek & Lowly quoting H. Fairlie’s The Seven Deadly Sins Today, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on fatigue and people

When at length we tire of putting people down, this self-inflicted fatigue can give way to the invigorating calisthenics of lifting people up.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Men and Women of Christ, p. 28. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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