You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.

— Brigham Young

The most revealing Brigham Young quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

Your endowment is, to receive all those ordinances in the house of the Lord, which are necessary for you, after you have departed this life, to enable you to walk back to the presence of the Father.

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Life is best enjoyed when time periods are evenly divided between labor, sleep, and recreation...all people should spend one-third of their time in recreation which is rebuilding, voluntary activity, never idleness.

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I have no wife whom I love so well that I would not put a javelin through her heart, and I would do it with clean hands.

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Brigham Young quote If you have a bad thought about yourself

If you have a bad thought about yourself, tell it to go to hell because that is exactly where it came from.

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If you have a bad thought about yourself, tell it to go to hell because that is exactly where it came from.

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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.

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He that confesseth not that Jesus has come in the flesh and sent Joseph Smith with the fullness of the Gospel to this generation, is not of God, but is anti-christ

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The only men who become Gods, even the Sons of God, are those who enter into polygamy

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

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

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

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The best remedy for anger is delay.

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There is neither man or woman in this Church who is not on a mission.

That mission will last as long as they live, and it is to do good, to promote righteousness, to teach the principles of truth, and to prevail upon themselves and everybody around them to live those principles that they may obtain eternal life

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About Brigham Young

Quotes 249 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Leader
Birthday June 1, 1801

Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?

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

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Now if any of you will deny the plurality of wives and continue to do so, I promise that you will be damned; and I will go still further, and say that this revelation, or any other revelation that the Lord had given, and deny it in your feelings, and I promise that you will be damned.

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Love the giver more than the gift.

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Honest hearts produce honest actions.

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

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Talk about polygamy! There is no true philosopher on the face of the earth but what will admit that such a system, properly carried out according to the order of heaven, is far superior to monogamy for the raising of healthy, robust children!

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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.

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Prayer is good, but when baked potatoes and milk are needed, prayer will not supply their place.

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Yes, polygamy is one of the relics of Adam, of Enoch, of Noah, of Abraham, of Isaac, of Jacob, of Moses, David, Solomon, the Prophets, of Jesus, and his apostles.

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

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If you are without bread, how much wisdom can you boast and of what real utility are your talents, if you cannot procure for yourselves and save against a day of scarcity those substances designed to sustain your natural lives?

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

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

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Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.

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When all the other children of Adam have had the privilege of receiving the Priesthood, and of coming into the kingdom of God, and of being redeemed from the four quarters of the earth, and HAVE RECEIVED THEIR RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD, then it will be time enough to remove the curse from Cain and his posterity.

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Children need directing and teaching what is right in a kind, affectionate manner How often we see parents demand obedience, good behavior, kind words, pleasant looks, a sweet voice and a bright eye from a child or children when they themselves are full of bitterness and scolding! How inconsistent and unreasonable this is!

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If we lack confidence in each other, and be jealous of each other, our peace will be destroyed. If we cultivate the principles of unshaken confidence in each other, our joy will be full.

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No person having the least particle of Negro blood can hold the Priesthood

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

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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.

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I do not know of any, excepting the unpardonable sin, that is greater than the sin of ingratitude.

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

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I will tell you whom to vote for: We will vote for the principles of civil and religious liberty, the man who knows the most and who has the best heart and brain for a statesman; and we do not care a farthing whether he is a Whig, a Democrat, a Barnburner, a Republican, or a New Light or anything else.

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If you work hard you'll be happy and if you don't then you'll go to hell!

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

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Why do we believe in and practice polygamy? Because the Lord introduced it to his servants in a revelation given to Joseph Smith, and the Lord's servants have always practiced it. 'And is that religion popular in heaven?' It is the only popular religion there.

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A few years ago one of my wives, when talking about wives leaving their husbands said, 'I wish my husband's wives would leave him, every soul of them except myself.' That is the way they all feel, more or less, at times, both old and young.

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

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

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What a learned idea! Jesus, our elder brother, was begotten in the flesh by the same character that was in the garden of Eden, and who is our Father in Heaven. Now, let all who may hear these doctrines, pause before they make light of them, or treat them with indifference, for they will prove their salvation or damnation

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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.

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The only men who become Gods, even the Sons of God, are those who enter into polygamy. Others attain unto a glory and may even be permitted to come into the presence of the Father and the Son; but they cannot reign as kings in glory, because they had blessing offered unto them, and they refused to accept them.

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Our education should be such as to improve our minds and fit us for increased usefulness; to make us of greater service to the human family.

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Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This will always be so.

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See that your children are properly educated in the rudiments of their mother tongue, and then let them proceed to higher branches of learning.

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The men and women, who desire to obtain seats in the celestial kingdom, will find that they must battle everyday.

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