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Brigham Young Quotes


The second prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was also the first governor of the Utah Territory.
(1801 - 1877)

A good man, is a good man, whether in this church, or out of it.
 

Any young man who is unmarried at the age of twenty one is a menace to the community.
 

Don't try to tear down other people's religion about their ears, Build up your own perfect structure of truth, and invite your listeners to enter in and enjoy it's glories.
 

Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the worlds work, and the power to appreciate life.
[Education]
 

Honest hearts produce honest actions.
 

I don't care about my character here on earth.I don't care about what other people think or say about me, all I care about is my standing before the Lord.
 

I want to live perfectly above the law, and make it my servant instead of my master.
 

If I had a choice of educating my daughters or my sons because of opportunity constraints, I would choose to educate my daughters.
 

In the adversity of our best friends we often find something that does not displease us.
 

It is wise for us to forget our troubles, there are always new ones to replace them.
 

Love the giver more than the gift.
 

Nature is the glass reflecting God, as by the sea reflected is the sun, too glorious to be gazed on in his sphere.
 

Never let a day pass that you will have cause to say, I will do better tomorrow.
 

Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up.
 

Silence may be golden, but can you think of a better way to entertain someone than to listen to him?
 

The biggest labor problem is tomorrow.
 

There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of, but what you have received it from some source.
 

True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right.
 

We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.