Neal Maxwell

1926 -

A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on change

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It is not the years but the changes that make us grow.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Notwithstanding . . . , p. 16-17., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell

The "new" in us is bound to notice the "old" that remains.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Notwithstanding . . ., p. 16-17., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on accidents, automobiles, consequences, defense, driving, fatherhood, gifts, god, mercy, mortality, pain, parenthood, principles, sons, suffering, teenage, and time

Some mistakenly misread the mercy and graciousness of God. For instance, some partial believers are always scolding God, or disregarding Him, because of the observable and lamentable consequences of our misuse of God's gift to us of moral agency. It is as if a teenage son, given his first car, promptly had an accident with resulting pain, suffering, and expense, and the errant son then railed at his father for permitting the suffering resulting from the son's misuse of the gift of the automobile. Granted, in defense of the analogy, mortal parents ought not to give youngsters automobiles too soon, and then only when they have provided wise counsel, driver training, and so on. But there still comes a time when, if they are ever to drive alone, trained teenagers must be left alone at the wheel. The principle is the same with us in the second estate.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Sermons Not Spoken, p.20-21, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on day

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Each day I see all about me the fruits of commandment-keeping.

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 future and past

Do not let the future be held hostage by the past.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on corruption, daughters, divinity, god, love, mercy, power, prophets, salvation, sons, spirit, understanding, vices, and worth

. . . Our God is a God of love. He waits with open arms, and the unfolding of His merciful plan of salvation is not only therefore the mark of divine power but also the mark of God's relentless, redeeming love. It is a point well worth pondering because, among other reasons, it will help us to understand better why God, through the prophets, denounces sin and corruption in such scalding terms. He loves all of us, His spirit sons and daughters, but hates our vices. His denunciation of those vices may, if we are not careful, seem to obscure the enormous and perfect love He has for us.

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 skepticism

The doctrine of foreordination is not a doctrine of repose; instead, it is a doctrine for second- and third-milers, and it will draw out of them the last full measure of devotion. It is a doctrine for the deep believer but it will bring only scorn from the skeptic.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: But for a Small Moment, see BYU Speeches, 1978, 1979, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on immortality, memory, presidency, soul, and spirituality

When, as President Joseph F. Smith said, we "catch a spark from the awakened memories of the immortal soul, "let us be quietly grateful. When of great truths we can say "I know," that powerful spiritual witness may also carry with it the sense of our having known before. With rediscovery, we are really saying "I know - again!"

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: But for a Small Moment, p. 103., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on failure, god, skepticism, success, and wonder

When in situations of stress we wonder if there is any more in us to give, we can be comforted to know that God, who knows our capacity perfectly, placed us here to succeed. No one was foreordained to fail or to be wicked. When we feel overwhelmed, let us recall the assurance given through Joseph that God, who knows we "cannot bear all things now," will not over program us; he will not press upon us more than we can bear. (D&C 50:40) The doctrine of foreordination is not a doctrine of repose; instead, it is a doctrine for second- and third-milers, and it will draw out of them the last full measure of devotion. It is a doctrine for the deep believer but it will bring only scorn from the skeptic.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: But for a Small Moment, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on duty and failure

We must not fail, individually, for if we fail, we fail twice - for ourselves and for those who could have been helped, if we had done our duty.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

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