Neal Maxwell

1926 -

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

Blessed is he who will not be offended

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

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

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on learning and patience

Patience helps us to view imperfections in others more generously to the end that we may learn to be more wise than they have been.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Notwithstanding . . ., p. 62, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on divinity, life, obedience, patience, and resignation

Patience is, therefore, clearly not fatalistic, shoulder-shrugging resignation; it is accepting a divine rhythm to life; it is obedience prolonged.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Notwithstanding . . ., p. 64, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on patience

Patience stoutly resists pulling up the daisies to see how the roots are doing!

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Notwithstanding . . ., p. 64, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell

The dues of discipleship are high indeed, and how much we can take so often determines how much we can then give.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Notwithstanding . . ., p. 63, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on intelligence

It is so easy to be confrontive without being informative; indignant without being intelligent; impulsive without being insightful.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Notwithstanding . . . , p. 62, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on debt, eternity, faith, gifts, immortality, life, and mortality

Comparatively, we are so much quicker to return favors and to pay our debts to mortals - and we should be responsive and grateful. But what of Him who gave us mortal life itself, who will ere long give us all immortality, and who proffers to the faithful the greatest gift of all, eternal life? We are poor bookkeepers, indeed!

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Ensign, Nov. 1988, p. 31, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on performance

Our little pebble of poor performance helps to start, or to sustain, an avalanche.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Sermons Not Spoken, p.25-26, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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