36 Insightful Quotes By Brigham Young That Will Motivate You To Bite The Bullet
Second President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Brigham Young was an eminent American leader and politician. He became the second President of the ‘Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’. He was also a settler of the Western United States. Besides serving as the first governor of the Utah Territory, he was also the founder of the Salt Lake City. One of the most distinguished leaders of the 'Latter Day Saint Movement', Young was fondly known as ‘Modern Moses’, ‘Mormon Moses’ or ‘American Moses’. He tried his hands at many trades and worked as a blacksmith, carpenter, painter and joiner. We have compiled some popular thoughts, opinions and viewpoints by Brigham Young which are quoted quite often. Let us browse through the sayings and quotes by Brigham Young which are sure to motivate and inspire you.
You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation. Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own? Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life. He who takes offense when no offense is intended is a fool, and he who takes offense when offense is intended is a greater fool. It's better to die doing good than to live doing evil. He who takes offense when offense was not intended is a fool, yet he who takes offense when offense is intended is an even greater fool for he has succumbed to the will of his adversary. If you don't feel like praying, pray until you do! There is no music in hell, for all good music belongs to heaven. Our religion will not clash with nor contradict the facts of science in any particular. Learn to be good for something. True Independence and Freedom can only exist in doing whats right. We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do. We should set them an example that we wish them to imitate. The men and women, who desire to obtain seats in the celestial kingdom, will find that they must battle everyday. To mind your own business incorporates the whole duty of man. Pray as though everything depended on the Lord and work as though everything depended on you. We went west willingly--because we had to. Crying babies are like good intentions: Both should be carried out immediately! [Our] first and foremost duty [is] to seek the Lord until we open the path of communication from God to our own soul. If you wish to get rich, save what you get. A fool can earn money; but it takes a wise man to save and dispose of it to his own advantage. It is for us to do those things which the Lord requires at our hands, and leave the result with him. Mend it, fix it, make do, or do without. Miracles, or those extraordinary manifestations of the power of god, are not for the unbeliever; they are to console the Saints, and to strengthen and confirm the faith of those who love, fear, and serve God. If the Devil says you cannot pray when you are angry, tell him it is none of his business, and pray until that species of insanity is dispelled and serenity is restored to the mind. (p. 175) If you are ever called upon to chasten a person, never chasten beyond the balm you have within you to bind up. I do not know of any, excepting the unpardonable sin, that is greater than the sin of ingratitude. I shall not cease learning while I live, nor when I arrive in the spirit-world… and when I again receive my body, I shall …still continue my researches Every accomplishment, every refined talent, every useful attainment in mathematics, music, and in all sciences, and art belong to the Saints. It is our duty to improve upon every blessing the Lord gives to us. It is the duty of a Saint of God to gain all the influence he can on this earth, and to use every particle of that influence to do good. The signers of the Declaration of Independence and the framers of the Constitution were inspired from on high to do that work.
Instead of preparing to die, prepare to live in the midst of all the exaltations of the Gods
There is not a man who has been in this community a few years but knows I am telling the living truth. Do any of you hate me for it? Do any of you love me for it? It is all the same to me.
Never let a day pass that you will have cause to say, I will do better tomorrow.
Honest hearts produce honest actions.
If you have a bad thought about yourself, tell it to go to hell because that is exactly where it came from. If you educate a man you educate a person, but if you educate a woman you educate a family