Neal Maxwell

1926 -

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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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on eternity, experience, fatherhood, heaven, immortality, kindness, life, men, mercy, wishes, and path

All of us must walk the same strait and narrow path, know the same kind of experiences as those we would seek to lead and to serve. There is not one strait and narrow path for the officers-the chosen-and another for the enlisted men. We are all to experience life "according to the flesh"; there is no other way, for it is the way to immortality and eternal life. Given the resplendent riches of the promised kingdom, why would anyone wish to walk another path than the one that leads us back to our gracious and merciful Father in Heaven?

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

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

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on service

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Celestial criteria measures service, not status.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on balance, christ, citizenship, community, day, good, jesus, life, nations, optimism, pessimism, seriousness, sharing, and work

Naive optimism and pervasive pessimism are both to be avoided, therefore. It's not an easy balance to maintain, to be asked to work away in the Ninevehs of our lives without being so conscious of the coming cataclysm that we are not serious citizens of our communities and nations. By living and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, we are doing the most relevant thing we can do by way of helping. (There are civic and other chores to be done, of course.) Day in and day out, the gospel is the one thing that is most relevant, and we are to be of good cheer.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Deposition of a Disciple, , © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on ingratitude, talent, and time

We can't dwell upon another's ingratitude without using up our time and talents unprofitably.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Things As They Really Are © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on body, brothers, chance, happiness, life, listening, losing, motherhood, pain, questions, sister, time, women, and wonder

Listen to these wounds of pain put in the form of questions to me by a young woman who had had two abortions: "I wonder about the spirits of those I had aborted, if they were there, if they were hurt? I was under three months each time, but a mother feels life before she feels movement." "I wonder if they are lost and alone?" "I wonder if they will ever have a body?" "I wonder if I will ever have a chance again to bring those spirits back as mine?" Alas, brothers and sisters, "wickedness never was happiness" (Alma 41:10).

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

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

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on darkness and mistakes

You must not mistake passing local cloud cover, for general darkness.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

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

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on individuality, maturity, and patience

A patient willingness to defer dividends is a hallmark of individual maturity.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Notwithstanding, p. 65, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on facts, journeys, and path

When great individuals move so marvelously along the straight and narrow path, it is unseemly of us to call attention to the fact that one of their shoelaces is untied as they make the journey.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Things As They Really Are, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on god, history, nature, religion, thought, and understanding

It is one of the ironies of religious history that many mortals err in their understanding of the nature of God and end up rejecting not the real God but their own erroneous and stereotypical image of God. Frequently this is because they have thought of God solely in terms of thunderings at Sinai without pondering substance. . . .

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Sermons Not Spoken, p.17, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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