Our government with its liberty and free institutions will not long survive a government trained and supervised youth. Such a youth can be a revolutionary machine. The ravening wolves are amongst us, from our own membership, and they, more than any others, are clothed in sheep’s clothing because they wear the habiliments of the priesthood…we should be careful of them.
J. Reuben Clark [Church News 6/15 1940]
“From the fifth grade through the fourth year of college, our young people are being indoctrinated with a Marxist philosophy, and I am fearful of the harvest. The younger generation is further to the left than most adults realize. The old concepts of our Founding Fathers are scoffed and jeered at by young moderns whose goals appear to be the destruction of integrity and virtue, and the glorification of pleasure, thrills, and self-indulgence.” (Ezra Taft Benson, “The Greatest Work in the World,” Improvement Era, vol. 70 (January 1967), p. 26; Also in The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1988) pp. 320–321)
It is essential, my son…that you should form and adopt certain rules or principles…It is in the Bible, you must learn them, and from the Bible how to practice them.
Learn as much by writing as by reading.
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with order and attended to with diligence.
The government of the United States is acknowledged by the wise and good of other nations, to be the most free, impartial, and righteous government of the world; but all agree, that for such a government to be sustained many years, the principles of truth and righteousness, taught in the Holy Scriptures, must be practiced.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
The fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.