ďAs you overcome adversity in your life, you will become stronger. Use your ingenuity, your strength, your might to resolve your challenges. Do all you can do and then leave the rest to the Lord. ... Living the gospel does not mean the storms of life will pass us by, but we will be better prepared to face them with serenity and peace.Ē
In history--in life--possibilities do not become realities of their own accord; someone, with his hands and his brain, with his labor and his self-sacrifice, must make realities of them. . . .†All we are given is possibilities--to make ourselves one thing or another. . . .
[But]†slovenliness. . .†penetrates our whole national life from top to bottom. . . . [To oppose
slovenliness]†the individual must. . .†go into training, and give up many things, in the determination to surpass himself. . . . [A]†generation [who will do that]†can accomplish what centuries failed to achieve without [it].†And there, my young friends, lies [your]†challenge. . . .
[Yours is]†the historic [task]†of restoring to the university its cardinal function of "enlightenment." . . .†In the thick of life's urgencies and its passions, the university must assert itself as a major "spiritual power," . . .†standing for serenity in the midst of frenzy, for seriousness and the grasp of intellect in the face of. . .†unashamed stupidity.
He tauntingly teases us that if we don't have it all, fame, fortune, families and fun, and have it every minute, all the time, we have been shortchanged, we are second-class citizens in the race of life. You would have to be deaf, dumb and blind not to get these messges in today's world.
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