If you follow the suggestions I have offered and combine them with earnest prayer and pondering, they can provide you with the insight needed to see where and possibly how you can maximize your potential and leave your indelible mark in the world.
I invite you to continue to let the mission of BYU guide you to the high points in your life. Let that mission continue to lift and inspire you.
While the notion of BYU becoming the best it can be has a number of dimensions, part of “becoming” and “being” the best BYU can be is to live with integrity; that is, to say what we mean and mean what we say.
I believe that our only hope to find the “more excellent way” at BYU is through charity, the pure love of Christ.
President Bateman addresses the challenges and opportunities facing BYU as it moves into the 21st century. He challenges faculty to recommit to excellence.
Stand a little taller, rise a little higher, be a little better. We are of the family of God, with such a tremendous potential for excellence.
"We need to comprehend that those who hold contrary opinions not only may be sincere but may actually be right. And even when we continue in the view that our perceptions are correct, we should be able to deal graciously with the views of others."
Let us remember that doing the things that have been ordained by God to be important and needful and necessary, even though the world may view them as unimportant and insignificant, will eventually lead to true greatness.
Although the world may move further away from moral traditions, we must preserve the culture of the gospel and forsake incorrect traditions.
True leaders are inspiring because they are inspired, caught up in a higher purpose, devoid of personal ambition, idealistic, and incorruptible.
Furthermore, whether you realize it or not, you are a generation drenched in destiny.
If I can, I should like to challenge those who attend this institution to broaden their vision, rather than to limit it, so that there might be no lost horizons for any of the graduates of this great university.
Ernest L. Wilkinson delivers his speech of resignation as president of Brigham Young University, sharing his feelings and words of advice at the occasion.
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The four cornerstones upon which we must build greatness faith, education, industry, and cooperation. John A. Widtsoe explains that each of these cornerstones must be nourished and understood through a gospel lens.