Quotes

Some of my favorite quotes

“If men of conscience surrender, we bequeath nothing to our children.”
– John Lathrop

Ask, what can I learn from this moment?

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
   What does this look like?
    How do you keep it alive?
    What makes us forget?

Your raise is effective when you are.
                  — Dave Ramsey

Denial ensures you pass your pain to others around you.
                — Brene Brown

School is never out for the pros!
      — meme 1, meme 2, meme 3

What is the militia? It is the the WHOLE PEOPLE. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.
                — George Mason, Co-author of the 2nd amendment     — meme

Freedom or Free Stuff… Which Will You Choose?
                — DCF

When they are learned they think they are wise.
                  — 2 Nephi 9:28

You will not reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks. (Means don’t pay attention to haters/distractions)
                — Winston Churchill

It’s a sign of ignorance when one votes for the same politician over and over and over again.

Do not use your purchasing power to support moral degradation.                             — Dallin Oaks    meme 1, meme 2, meme 3, meme 4, meme 5

Always place your becoming above your current being.
             — Jordan B. Peterson   Meme 1

How many success stories do you need to hear before you make your own?         — Unknown

Freedom Means No Background Checks Required. — meme

Jealousy is both a self-judgment and a figment of ones imagination. In an attempt to dismiss the former the weak fabricate the latter.         — DCF

Green is the New Red
— Van Jones — meme

We live in a war without end. Since cowards are attracted to force and power, we must never forget to make war on all undeserved privilege. In our day, this is the politician and the activist – the arrogant and the ignorant among us.                 — DCF

Your Mama was Pro-Life! — meme

From 1776 – 1976 the people were the first responders. Since the 1970s the government has labeled the police and firefighter as first responders. This has lead to apathy in the population.             — DCF

Duty. Does it mean anything to an American anymore?

The demand for bigots greatly exceeds the supply in the US.
            — Will Reilly, Hate Crime Hoax: How the Left is Selling a Fake Race War

Nobody knows enough to be pessimistic.
          — Daniel Goleman     — meme 1, meme 2

“90% of the people in an organization have more creative ability, talent, resourcefulness and intelligence than their present jobs require or allow.”              —Steven Covey            — meme 1, meme 2

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.”
        — Sarah Ban Breathnach

We shouted for joy.            — meme

No one asked, “Where will this lead?”
       — Dalin H. Oaks

Stats for Everyday Millionaires by Chris Hogan — meme
• 92% of millionaires develop a long-term plan for their money
• 97% of millionaires always achieve their goals
• 94% of millionaires live on less than they make
• 70% of millionaires save more than 10% of their income
• 95% of millionaires save and pay cash for large expenses
• 82% of millionaires have no car payments
• 73% of millionaires have never carried a credit card balance
• 96% of millionaires have never had a past-due bill

Nay-sayers are distractions, not the destination
              — DCF

The rich use time. The poor waste time.
The rich use money. The poor waste money.      — meme

You can’t remember what you don’t understand.
             — Jordan B. Peterson

Always place your becoming above your current being
             — Jordan B. Peterson    Meme 1

Pain shared is pain divided. Joy shared is joy multiplied.
                — David Grossman

So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.                
— Tecumseh 

The moral is to the physical 3 to 1
                — Napoleon

Men’s affairs do little prosper where God’s service is neglected.
But when once they lose their virtue they will be ready to give up their liberty.              — Samual Adams            meme

“Rules for happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.”            — Immanuel Kant

We are the worlds hands. — Deiter Ukdorf

There is no achievement without sacrifice.
                — James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

You can be anything, why not be someone!

When we grow as people, we are more likely to live our dreams
                — Jamie McIntyre

Doubt and fear are as detrimental to one’s success as bars are to the convict’s escape.          — DCF

What are the most important skills schools should teach?
1. listening skills
2. love of learning
3. initiative
4. goal setting
5. good habits/self-discipline
6. financial savvy/saving habits
7. study of people
8. ability to plan
9. How to hard work
10. accomplishing tasks
11. self-evaluation
12. what a quality education is and the value of it
13. Ability to reason and think through a problem
14. Self-control/discipline to act wisely

Is your mind the most powerful tool you have or is it a “keep” for suspicion, resentment, & fear; a receptacle for gossip, conniving and self-serving motives?         — DCF

I don’t care what plans you have. If you are not paying yourself first, they are wrong!         — DCF

The first financial lesson is this: Pay yourself first!         — DCF

If you cannot manage your money, you can be assured that you cannot manage your life either.         — DCF

If you were offered diamonds and rubies or the book of Mormon what would you do? Would you take the money and run or ask questions of the nature of such a book?    — meme

Up to a point a man’s life is shaped by environment, heredity, and movements and changes in the world about him; then there comes a time when it lies within his grasp to shape the clay of his life into the sort of thing he wishes to be. Only the weak blame parents, their race, their times, lack of good fortune, or the quirks of fate. Everyone has it within his power to say, this I am today, that I shall be tomorrow. The wish, however, must be implemented by deeds.
                           — Louis L’Amour, The Walking Drum

Reading without thinking is nothing, for a book is less important for what it says than for what it makes you think.
                            — Louis L’Amour, The Walking Drum

The mind is a basket . . . if you put nothing in, you get nothing out.                            — Louis L’Amour, The Walking Drum — meme

The mind gathers its grain in all fields, storing it against a time of need, then suddenly it bursts into awareness, which men call inspiration or second sight or a gift.
                            — Louis L’Amour, The Walking Drum

It is a poor sort of man who is content to be spoon-fed knowledge that has been filtered through the canon of religious or political belief, and it is a poor sort of man that will permit others to dictate what they may or may not learn.
                            — Louis L’Amour, The Walking Drum

He is a poor sort of man that has allowed society to diffuse his beliefs, his education, and his actions!
                            — DCF

The best of all things is to learn. Money can be lost or stolen. Health and strength may fail. But what you have committed to your mind is yours forever.
                            — Louis L’Amour, The Walking Drum

The best of all things is to learn. Money can be lost or stolen. Health and strength may fail. But what you have committed to your mind is yours forever.                             — Louis L’Amour, The Walking Drum

I decided to change my perception of my situation and create a new truth for myself.
                            — Suze Orman

In the end, we are only as good as our successes. And how we learn and help others learn from our failures.
                      — Jeanette McMurtry, article

Be transparent. When we admit our flaws and imperfections, we are more approachable and most importantly, believable.
Jeanette McMurtry, article

It is so hard to forget what it is useless to remember
                        — Thoreau

Stop waiting for a miracle, become one.
                         — Fisher Heinberger

If the prey is armed the predator slinks away, thinking twice.
                        — DCF

Generosity breeds prosperity! Selfishness breeds contempt, arrogance, willful ignorance, debauchery & decadence.
                        — DCF

I believe that the mind can be permanently profaned by the habit of attending to trivial things so that all our thoughts may be tinged with triviality.
                        — Henry David Thoreau

When have the good and the brave ever been in the majority?
                        — Henry David Thoreau

Policy is not morality
                        — Henry David Thoreau

Civilization can only come from leisure* and leisure leads to ruin if left unchecked.
                        — *Henry David Thoreau

“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.”
                        — Bill Nye

The evil of our times consists in the first place is a kind of degradation, indeed in a pulverization, of the fundamental uniqueness of each human person.                        — Karol Wojtyla

Procrastinate later!

Not doing things for others is the undoing of yourself.

Activity and depression are eternal opposite.
                         — Og Mandino           — meme

Feelings Aren’t Facts                     — meme

Refusing to forgive is like taking poison and hoping the other person will die.                         — John Bytheway

Those who have the most difficulties develop the greatest souls.
                      — B.H. Roberts

It doesn’t matter where you came from. All that matters is where you’re going to.
                    — Condalisa Rice

As soon as you assume the position of a victim you give your power to someone else.
                    — Condalisa Rice

No man is free who cannot control himself
                    — Pythagoras

A man does what he has to do. A boy does what he wants to do.
                    — Anthony O’Neil

You have to be driven by hate to deny reality.
                    — Glenn Beck

“A slave waits for someone to come and free him.” Be proactive.
                    — Ezra Pound

Do you own stuff or does your stuff own you?

When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
                    — Tom Gresham
    — When-Seconds-Count-Meme-1.jpg
    — When-Seconds-Count-Meme-2.jpg

We’re winning or we’re learning. There is no loosing.
                — Freddy Fri           — meme

Oh, would some Power the gift gives us, to see ourselves as others see us.                     — Robert Burns     — meme

Complaints are a crap magnet! Don’t complain!

Intelligence combined with arrogance equals ignorance. Totalitarians are incapable of listening, therefore, change can never happen.
    — Totalitarians-Graphic-Meme.jpg

Luck happens to those who greatly increase the chances of its occurrence.

When going through hell… keep going
                    — Winston Churchill

“It isn’t enough to read… you also have to write” every day if you want to be a clear communicator.
                    — Jordan B. Peterson                

Just as Alma taught us how to grow faith in God who among us was what he became when he wasn’t what he now is?

Who was what he became when he wasn’t what he was?

Government is not a fixer, it’s an elixir.
— DCF

Fear does not prevent death. It prevents life.
                    — Naguib Mahfouz

We give our lives meaning. If you feel your life is meaningless, it is your fault!                    — Meaning-Go-Make-Yours-Meme.jpg

Let this be a defining moment in your life.
                     — President Russell M. Neilson

Compliance is a virtue. Resistance is an act of violence.
                     — Salman Rushdie

… accomplishment without goal…
— Salman Rushdie

We are all children of God. Focusing on our differences is the poison of our time.             — DCF

The worlds most important calling is being an employer. Because you enable the employee to be good parents or not. You enable the employee to be at home or not. You enable the employee to provide for their family or not.                           — -Brad Baird (George Hansen’s friend)

Your brain is a muscle. Use it and you’ll grow in knowledge & ability, don’t and you won’t.                         — DCF

Kindness is our religion.
— Joseph Smith     meme

What you don’t know is more important than what you do know.                     — Jordan Peterson    What-Your-Dont-Know-is-More-Important-Meme-1.jpg

I rely on myself. I don’t borrow money from anyone! Because I don’t want to be a slave to anyone I choose never to put myself in the situation where I don’t/can’t rely on myself again. To accomplish this I spend less than I make. I save first or I pay myself first (15% towards retirement). I buy assets. I budget. I carefully weigh my wants and my needs and keep within my budget.            — DCF

The two sure ways of building your bridge over the dark abyss of mortality is by building a family and building your finances and connecting with others who share your world view.
                    — Rabbi Daniel Lapin

69% of Americans have less than $5,000 saved.
    — Meme — Cnbc.com Here’s how much money Americans have saved at every age article by Megan Leonhardt 8/28/18 

Money is a tool to serve.
                — Jamie McIntyre

You can make excuses in your life or you can make money, but you can not do both at the same time.
                — Jamie McIntyre

There are only three things to do with money.  1. Spend some.  2. Save some.  3. Give some. If you are not doing all three you are not managing your money wisely.

First thing: All credit cards must be cut up! If you are not willing to do this right now, it’s a sign that you need some serious help. It means that you still don’t understand the implications of having debt of this kind—and that you are still being disrespectful to yourself and to your money.
                            — Suze Orman, p169, 9 steps to financial freedom

Respect for your money and respect for yourself are linked. Building one builds the other.
                            — Suze Orman, p196, 9 steps to financial freedom — meme

They want your money. You have got to want your money more than they do, or they’ll get it.
                            — Suze Orman — meme

Your mind is the most powerful tool you have.
                            — Suze Orman        — meme

There will be a day when you won’t be able to bring in a paycheck, and you must prepare for that day now.
                — Suze Orman

What prevents you from dealing with your money is not lack of time, but your fear of money.
                            — Suze Orman

The sooner you deal with your [money] fears, the more money you will be able to create.
                            — Suze Orman

The [unsuccessful] tend to be uninformed and temperamental. (P172) Successful people are the ones who do the planning and organizing. (P281)                     — Stanley, the Millionaire Mind

For people who want to win with money.
                    — Dave Ramsey     — meme

Everything I know about $ I learned from advertising…I’m bad with $ aren’t I?                     — meme

Are you financially illiterate? article 1 | article 2 You are financially illiterate!

People who cannot control their cash flow work for those who can.                     — Robert Kiyosaki

Communication skills in order of importance
1. Listening
2. Writing
3. Reading
4. Body Language
5. Speaking

Attending public school has been an ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of a slave driver; leaving us emotionally weak, incapable of intellectual thought and with the self-discipline of a toddler at best.
— DCF

Leave the World Behind.
                    — Russell M. Neilson.    meme

The best way to complain is to make things.
                    — James Murphy   meme 1, meme 2, meme 3

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