Neal Maxwell

1926 -

A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on good, mercy, order, reward, soul, and truth

Mercy can purge the soul of sin, making room for a fresh start. Truth is vital in order that we have an unvarying standard by which to determine what we are to be and to do and what we are to rid ourselves of. All the cardinal virtues, therefore, carry their own intrinsic as well as outward reward. A merciful man does do good to his own soul.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on conscience and mortality

Conscience warns us not to sink our cleats too deeply in mortal turf, which is so dangerously artificial.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Ensign, Nov. 1987, p. 32, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on mortality

We are here in mortality, and the only way to go is through; there isn't any around.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1988, p.7., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on art, learning, life, and music

When we rejoice in great music and art, it is but the flexing of instincts learned in the previous life.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

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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, jesus, life, reason, work, and world

By seeing life's experiences through to the end, on our small scale, we can finally say, as Jesus did on the cross, "It is finished." We, too, can then have "finished our preparations," having done the particular work God has given each of us to do. However, our tiny cup cannot be taken from us either. For this reason have we come unto the world.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1990, p. 35., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on affliction, christ, experience, god, life, men, and schools

At times God's best pupils experience the most rigorous and continuous courses. Eventually those who prove to be men of Christ will thereby become distinguished alumni of life's school of affliction, graduating with honors.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Ensign, September 1993. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on god, good, honesty, and self-esteem

Looking for honest ways to lift one another would . . . be more beneficial to our own self-esteem, for we would see more good in ourselves. We would cease to be so critical of our weaknesses and would find ways to allow our weaknesses to become strengths with God's help.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

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

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on children and time

If we spent as much time lifting our children as we do criticizing them, how effectively we could help them to see themselves in a more positive light!

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on christianity, earth, god, imagination, jobs, life, soul, thought, and understanding

C. S. Lewis put it well when he gave us the analogy of remodeling the human soul and a living house: "Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on: you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently, He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace." (Mere Christianity [New York: Macmillan, 1960], p. 174.)

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: All These Things Shall Give Thee Experience, p.29, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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