In all of your dealings with others, decide today to do the right thing for the right reason. If you wait until the moment of necessity to make that life-changing decision, you will often make the wrong choice.
Do what is right and others will follow your example. Every time you make the right choice in the face of potential criticism, you build strength that makes it easier the next time.
There must be no concession to escapism here, that we must not be “soothed” regarding sacrifice and learning. This university was born out of pioneer effort and anguish.
“On my honor” is the rule by which every Latter-day Saint must govern his or her life. Living with honor brings the light of truth into our lives, while its opposite brings darkness and deception.
Abiding by the standards at BYU is a sign of honor. It shows that when you sign an agreement to do something, you intend to do it.
BYU President Ernest L. Wilkinson tells the story of Karl Maeser's conversion and his legacy of honor and urges students to live by the Honor Code.
The way you live speaks sermons about what you profess to believe. Back up your faith by living the standards and principles you know to be true.