We may not fully understand why our own polis demands certain looks. Yet, as Lord Chesterfield observed, “Dress is a very foolish thing, and yet it is a very foolish thing for a man not to be well dressed, according to his rank and way of life.” Perhaps we should be more conscious of the outer symbols we wear and why we wear them, for these symbols strongly comment on our internal beliefs.
All things sacred and holy are to be revealed and brought together in this last and most wonderful dispensation. With the Restoration of the gospel, the Church, and the priesthood of Jesus Christ, we hold an almost incomprehensible store of sacred things in our hands.
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When we are modest, we reflect in our outward actions and appearance that we understand what God expects us to do.
May we take heed of ourselves in the light of our doctrine and the counsel of our leaders with the confidence that we—and others—will be blessed through our devoted and thoughtful expressions of who we really are and who we wish to be.
Who are we? We are the spirit offspring of an Eternal Being who has given us the opportunity to experience mortality—a brief but critical time in an eternal journey.
Understanding the mission of BYU means more than keeping certain standards. It means taking your education seriously and being true to your faith.
The dress and grooming standards at BYU are based on standards of modesty and propriety—which are not the same, but which both help you to respect yourself.
As the world becomes increasingly dismissive of the morality, we must create a style of our own—one of modesty and chastity.