Neal Maxwell

1926 -

A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell

How could there be refining fires without our enduring some heat?

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1990, p.34, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on certainty, departure, duty, effort, god, history, joy, mind, past, perspective, reality, richness, soul, understanding, and universe

These transcending truths restructure our understanding of ourselves and of the universe and bring within our view resplendent reality. To be seen only by those who have eyes to see, these flakes of fire are embedded in the holy scriptures. There these transcending truths may appear in the midst of the routine lineage history . . . chronologies, genealogies, and duties. . . . When encountered, their sudden richness is so breathtaking and light-intensive that, like radioactive materials, they must be handled with great care. They both light up the mind and infuse joy into the soul. . . . encountering certain verses is like walking in the woods and coming suddenly upon what C. S. Lewis called a patch of "god light" - an illuminated place in the woods of our experiences. Then there is a special surge of gospel gladness. The weariness of mind quickly departs. Such sudden light can even restructure our understanding of reality and put our past, puny efforts in perspective. One wonders, for instance, if [this is] what Moses called things he "never had supposed." (Moses 1:10.)

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Meek and Lowly, p.46 - p.47, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on awareness, blessings, existence, gifts, god, grace, journeys, laws, life, men, order, perspective, problems, sensuality, speech, spirituality, and vision

We are all aware of man's poor peripheral vision in that his views are often narrow and heedless of what is going on on each side of him. Man's problem is often one of length of view, too. This poorness of perspective often produces wonderful and pathetic paradoxes: men who have been given the blessings of life by the grace of God, cry that life is senseless; men who have been given breath and voice by God, use the powers of speech to deny God's existence; men who have been given the capacity to feel, exult so much in this gift that sensual things sublimate spiritual things; and some men who see our reaching out to distant places in our solar system conclude that this special planet is a random, unplanned mutant and refuse to connect the order of physical laws (that makes such journeys into space possible) with an Orderer.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: For The Power Is In Them, pg. 28-29, © 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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