School is a drill for the battle of life. If you fail in the drill you will fail in the battle.

— Karl G. Maeser

The most passioned Karl G. Maeser quotes to get the best of your day

Be yourself, but always your better self.


I would rather trust my child to a serpent than to a teacher who does not believe in God.


Our patriarchal blessings are paragraphs from the book of our own possibilities.


A being without an aim in life, or not possessing the requisite concentration of purpose to assist him in resisting temptation, is like a cork floating upon the water, driven hither and thither by every wind that blows.


There is no truth that has not its source in the Author of all truth.


I have been asked what I mean by my word of honor.

I will tell you. Place me behind prison walls - walls of stone ever so high, ever so thick, reaching ever so far into the ground - there is the possibility that in some way or another I may escape; but stand me on the floor and draw a chalk line around me and have me give my word of honor never to cross it. Can I get out of the circle? No. Never! I'd die first!


Exhorting his students: Be faithful to the moral principles of your religion.


All our prayers are addressed in the handwriting of the heart.


Labor with the heart, when the heart is pure and true, is the noblest labor.


Say to your soul, 'Let no unclean thing enter here.'


Make the wise man within you your living ideal.


Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.


About Karl G. Maeser

Quotes 15 sayings
Birthday January 16, 1828

Let your first 'good morning' be to your Heavenly Father.


He that cheats another is a knave; but he that cheats himself is a fool.