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“The laughter of the world is merely loneliness pathetically trying to reassure itself.”
Neal A. Maxwell, The Neal A. Maxwell Quote Book
“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.”
Neal A. Maxwell
“Patience is tied very closely to faith in our Heavenly Father. Actually, when we are unduly impatient, we are suggesting that we know what is best—better than does God. Or, at least, we are asserting that our timetable is better than His. We can grow in faith only if we are willing to wait patiently for God's purposes and patterns to unfold in our lives, on His timetable.”
Neal A. Maxwell
“Faith in God includes Faith in God's timing.”
Neal A. Maxwell
“God does not begin by asking us about our ability, but only about our availability, and if we then prove our dependability, he will increase our capability.”
Neal A. Maxwell
“To be cheerful when others are in despair, to keep the faith when others falter, to be true even when we feel forsaken—all of these are deeply desired outcomes during the deliberate, divine tutorials which God gives to us—because He loves us. These learning experiences must not be misread as divine indifference. Instead, such tutorials are a part of the divine unfolding.”
Neal A. Maxwell
“The submission of one's will is really the only uniquely personal thing we have to place on God's altar. The many other things we 'give' are actually the things He has already given or loaned to us.”
Neal A. Maxwell
“If we are serious about our discipleship, Jesus will eventually request each of us to do those very things which are most difficult for us to do.”
Neal A. Maxwell, The Neal A. Maxwell Quote Book
“If, in the end, you have not chosen Jesus Christ it will not matter what you have chosen.”
Neal A. Maxwell
“No love is ever wasted. Its worth does not lie in reciprocity. ”
Neal A. Maxwell
“God's extraordinary work is most often done by ordinary people in the seeming obscurity of a home and family.”
Neal A. Maxwell
“Each of us is an innkeeper who decides if there is room for Jesus!”
Neal A. Maxwell
“Let us have integrity and not write checks with our tongues which our conduct cannot cash.”
Neal A. Maxwell
“When the real history of mankind is fully disclosed, will it feature the echoes of gunfire or the shaping sound of lullabies? The great armistices made by military men or the peacemaking of women in homes and in neighborhoods? Will what happened in cradles and kitchens prove to be more controlling than what happened in congresses? When the surf of the centuries has made the great pyramids so much sand, the everlasting family will still be standing, because it is a celestial institution, formed outside telestial time.”
Neal A. Maxwell
“We cannot improve the world if we are conformed to the world.”
Neal A. Maxwell
“Some mothers in today's world feel "cumbered" by home duties and are thus attracted by other more "romantic" challenges. Such women could make the same error of perspective that Martha made. The woman, for instance, who deserts the cradle in order to help defend civilization against the barbarians may well later meet, among the barbarians, her own neglected child.”
Neal A. Maxwell, Wherefore, Ye Must Press Forward
“If the kingdom of God is not first, it doesn't matter what's second.”
Neal A. Maxwell
“Empathy during agony is a portion of divinity.”
Neal A. Maxwell
“Never give up what you want most for what you want today.”
Neal A. Maxwell
“Occasionally some individuals let the seeming ordinariness of life dampen their spirits. Though actually coping and growning, others lack the quiet, inner-soul satisfaction that can steady them, and are experiencing instead, a lingering sense that there is something more important they should be doing . . .as if what is quietly achieved in righteous individual living or in parenthood are not sufficiently spectacular.”
Neal A. Maxwell
“Coming unto the Lord is not a negotiation, but a surrender.”
Neal A. Maxwell
“Even if work were not an economic necessity, it is a spiritual necessity.”
Neal A. Maxwell
“I testify that He is utterly incomparable in what He is, what He knows, what He has accomplished and what He has experienced. Yet, movingly, He calls us His Friends”
Neal A. Maxwell
“When we rejoice in beautiful scenery, great art, and great music, it is but the flexing of instincts acquired in another place and another time.”
Neal A. Maxwell
“It is extremely important for you to believe in yourselves not only for what you are now but for what you have the power to become. Trust in the Lord as He leads you along. He has things for you to do that you won't know about now but that will unfold later. If you stay close to Him, You will have some great adventures. You will live in a time where instead of sometimes being fulfilled, many of them will actually be fulfilled. The Lord will unfold your future bit by bit.”
Neal A. Maxwell
“Just as doubt, despair, and desensitization go together, so do faith, hope, and charity. The latter, however, must be carefully and constantly nurtured, whereas despair, like dandelions, needs so little encouragement to sprout and spread. Despair comes so naturally to the natural man!”
Neal A. Maxwell
“The acceptance of the reality that we are in the Lord's loving hands is only a recognition that we have never really been anywhere else.”
Neal A. Maxwell, The Neal A. Maxwell Quote Book
“We, more than others, should carry jumper and tow cables not only in our cars, but also in our hearts, by which means we can send the needed boost or charge of encouragement or the added momentum to mortal neighbors.”
Neal A. Maxwell, All These Things Shall Give Thee Experience
“Discouragement is not the absence of adequacy but the absence of courage.”
Neal A. Maxwell

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