quotes tagged with 'Maxwell'

"Rather than simply passing through trials, we must allow trials to pass through us in ways that sanctify us."
Author: Neil A. Maxwell, Source: "Enduring Well", April 1997, EnsignSaved by dyejo in endure trials sanctify Maxwell 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
“There is so much more in the Book of Mormon than we have yet discovered. The book’s divine architecture and rich furnishings will increasingly unfold to our view, further qualifying it as “a marvelous work and a wonder” (Isaiah 29:14). As I noted from this pulpit in 1986, “The Book of Mormon is like a vast mansion with gardens, towers, courtyards, and wings (Book of Mormon Symposium, 10 October 1986). All the rooms in this mansion need to be explored, whether by valued traditional scholars or by those at the cutting edge. Each plays a role, and one LDS scholar cannot say to the other, “I have no need of thee” (1 Corinthians 12:21).”

“For my part, Brothers and Sisters, I am glad the book will be with us ‘as long as the earth shall stand.’ I need and want additional time. For me, the Book of Mormon is like a vast mansion with gardens, towers, courtyards, and wings. My tour of it has never been completed. Some rooms I have yet to enter, and there are more felicitous fireplaces waiting to warm me. Even the rooms I have glimpsed contained further furnishings and rich detail yet to be savored. There are panels inlaid with incredible insights, and design and décor dating from eden. There are even sumptuous banquet tables painstakingly prepared by predecessors which await all of us. Yet we as church members sometimes behave like hurried tourists, scarcely venturing beyond the entry hall. May we come to feel as a whole people beckoned beyond the entry hall. May we go inside, far enough to hear clearly the whispered truths from those who have slumbered, which whisperings will awaken in us individually, a life of discipleship as never before.”

Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: http://blog.ldspad.com/2008/07/24/neal-a-maxwell-book-of-mormo...Saved by dyejo in book mansion of Maxwell mormon neal gardens towers wings entry 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
“Some find it easier to bend their knees than their minds. Exciting exploration is preferred to plodding implementation; speculation seems more fun than consecration, and so is trying to soften the hard doctrines instead of submitting to them. Worse still, by not obeying, these ... lack real knowing. Lacking real knowing, they cannot defend their faith and may become critics instead of defenders!”
Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: http://www.famousquotes.com/search.php?search=1&FirstName=Neal...Saved by dyejo in submission apostasy Maxwell critics neal defenders knees 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
“There is no democracy of facts.”
Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: http://www.famousquotes.com/search.php?search=1&FirstName=Neal...Saved by dyejo in truth democracy Maxwell facts neal 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
“Sometimes we are so busy being the hammer or the anvil, that we forget who really needs the shaping.”
Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: http://www.famousquotes.com/search.php?search=1&FirstName=Neal...Saved by dyejo in Maxwell neal shaping hammer anvil 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Patience is, therefore, clearly not fatalistic, shoulder-shrugging resignation. It is the acceptance of a divine rhythm to life; it is obedience prolonged. Patience stoutly resists pulling up the daisies to see how the roots are doing.

Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=6735Saved by thomasfold in patience Maxwell 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It is very important that we genuinely encourage the full development of women in the Church, so that they can carry out their unique roles effectively and articulately--in the nursery and neighborhood, and in the classroom as well as in cookery.

Brethren, marry a woman who is your better in some respects; and, sisters, do likewise, so that your eternal partnership is one of compensating competencies. This is certainly the case in my own marriage, so far as certain attributes are concerned. I am gladdened--not threatened--by my wife's superior qualities. I am grateful for her traits and qualities that excel my own in some critical dimensions of our partnership.
Author: Neal A Maxwell, Source: Taking Up the Cross, Firesite BYU 4 Jan 1976. http://speeches...Saved by ritchieheber in marriage traits roles partnership Maxwell 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I remember a BYU movie a few years ago in which there was a line something like this: "Some men never recover from the ignorance of their mothers." Conversely, one cannot fully appreciate the Prophet Joseph Smith without noting the remarkable qualities of his outstanding mother, Lucy Mack Smith. We give to our children what we are. The more a mother brings to a nest, the more nutritive the nest.
Author: Neal A Maxwell, Source: Taking Up the Cross, Firesite BYU 4 Jan 1976. http://speeches...Saved by ritchieheber in example knowledge children home mothers Maxwell 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
On one of those rare occasions when the U.S. Marines had been driven back and were surrounded, the general commanding that particular unit, instead of sending off a despairing and discouraging communique to the commandant of the corps, sent this interesting message: "At last we have the enemy just where we want him. We are surrounded and we can fire in every direction!" I say to you, at last The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the world just where we want it--we can serve in every direction! Not only these young men and women present who are now in the Language Training Mission, but each of us. There is always more to be done than we have time to do it in. Rejoice, for though we may seem to be encircled, in fact we are not.
Author: Neal A Maxwell, Source: Taking Up the Cross, Firesite BYU 4 Jan 1976: http://speeches....Saved by akammerman in service Maxwell 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
No "natural" resource is more precious and to be used more wisely than time. These mortal moments matter more than we know. There are no idle hours; there are only idle people. In true righteousness there is serenity, but there is an array of reminders that the "sacred present" is packed with possibilities which are slipping by us, which are going away from us each moment.
Author: Neal A Maxwell, Source: Taking Up the Cross, Firesite BYU 4 Jan 1976: http://speeches....Saved by ritchieheber in waste time Maxwell idle 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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