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 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 babies, citizenship, death, delusion, immortality, innocence, life, questions, rudeness, seduction, simplicity, women, wonder, and world

The great physician, Dr. Henry G. Armitage, Jr., states, "Not without comment shall it come to pass that a state (so fretful for the preservation of the praying mantis but holding an unborn baby to be of no account) can send a spark of immortality swinging out into limbo and conspire with citizen and physician to turn a fragile, living object of simple innocence and complex wonder into a pathetic pulp and consign it by rude and peremptory passage to the furnace or sewer - unknown, unwanted [and] undefended." He further questions how a woman as "the fertile adornment of our race can be deluded into the notion that she is a mere poetress of unwanted luggage or be by blandishment seduced into believing that she has dominion over life not her own." He says, "An abortion is never commonplace, for the world holds no heartbreak like the death of innocence."

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Morality, p. 151, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Montagu C. Norman on action, country, direction, wonder, and world

I wonder if there is anyone in the world who can really direct the affairs of the world, or of his country, with any assurance of the result his actions would have.

Montagu C. Norman

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A Quote by Maurits Corneille Escher on wonder


He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.

Maurits Corneille Escher (1898 - 1970)

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A Quote by Marsilio Ficino on ambition, men, society, success, and wonder

Who can wonder at the attractiveness . . . of . . . the bar, for our ambitious young men, when the highest bribes of society are at the feet of the successful orator?

Marsilio Ficino (1433 - 1499)

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A Quote by Marianne Craig Moore on time and wonder

I wonder what Adam and Eve think of it by this time.

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

Source: Marriage, 1935

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A Quote by Marian Anderson on wonder


Sometimes you're overwhelmed when a thing comes, and you do not realize the magnitude of the affair at that moment. When you get away from it, you wonder, did it really happen to you.

Marian Anderson (1897 - 1993)

Source: Women's Words, by Mary Biggs, 1996.

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A Quote by Margaret Mead on home, needs, and wonder

One of the oldest human needs is having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.

Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978)

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on horses, mountains, songs, and wonder

Three Songs 1 Mountain. I whip my quick horse and don't dismount and look back in wonder. The sky is three feet away. 2 Mountain. The sea collapses and the river boils. Innumerable horses race insanely into the peak of battle. 3 Mountain. Peaks pierce the green sky, unblunted. The sky would fall but for the columns of mountains. 1934-35

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: The Poems of Mao Tse-tung, Harper & Row

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