Brigham Young Love Quotes and Sayings
2. Love the giver more than the gift.
Excerpt from Wikipedia: Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was an American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and a settler of the Western United States. He was the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1847 until his death in 1877, he founded Salt Lake City, and he served as the first governor of the Utah Territory, United States. Young also led the foundings of the precursors to the University of Utah and Brigham Young University.
Sayings by Brigham Young
1. When people learn to master their feelings, they can soon learn to master their reflections and thoughts in the degree requisite for attaining the objects they are seeking. But while they yield to a feeling or spirit that distracts their minds from a subject they wish to study and learn, so long they will never gain the mastery of their minds.
2. The Americans as a nation are killing themselves with their vices and high living. As much as a man ought to eat in half an hour they swallow in three minutes gulping down their food like the [dog] under the table which when a chunk of meat is thrown down to it swallows it before you can say ‘twice.’ If you want a reform carry out the advice I have just given you. Dispense with your multitudinous dishes, and, depend upon it, you will do much towards preserving your families from sickness, disease and death.
3. Crying babies are like good intentions: Both should be carried out immediately!
4. It is difficult to find anything more healthy to drink than good cold water, such as flows down to us from springs and snows of our mountains. This is the beverage we should drink. It should be our drink at all times.
5. True Independence and Freedom can only exist in doing whats right.
6. 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.
7. It’s better to die doing good than to live doing evil.
8. Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world’s work, and the power to appreciate life.
9. Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?
10. Honest hearts produce honest actions.
11. It is wise for us to forget our troubles, there are always new ones to replace them.
12. Never let a day pass that you will have cause to say, I will do better tomorrow.
13. A good man, is a good man, whether in this church, or out of it.
14. If I had a choice of educating my daughters or my sons because of opportunity constraints, I would choose to educate my daughters.
15. Silence may be golden, but can you think of a better way to entertain someone than to listen to him?
16. You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.