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President Gordon B. Hinckley

President of the church

"With this priesthood comes a great obligation to be worthy of it. We cannot indulge in unclean thoughts. We must not partake of pornography. We must never be guilty of abuse of any kind. We must rise above such things. 'Rise up, O men of God!' and put these things behind you and the Lord will be your guide and stay."

"Some of you young men seem to delight in dressing in a slouchy manner. ... It is unbecoming young men who have been ordained to the holy priesthood of God."

"I call your attention to another matter than gives me great concern. In revelation the Lord has mandated that this people get all the education they can."

However, men are more likely than women to drop out of school. "Women have earned more bachelor's degrees than men every year since 1982 and more master's degrees since 1986.

"It is plainly evident from these statistics that young women are exceeding young men in pursuing educational programs. And so I say to you young men, rise up and discipline yourself to take advantage of educational opportunities. Do you wish to marry a girl whose education has been far superior to your own? We speak of being 'equally yoked.' That applies, I think, to the matter of education."

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