A Quote by Henry D. Taylor on books, independence, knowledge, learning, men, proverbs, trade, tragedy, understanding, wisdom, women, and words

We have been counseled to "seek . . . out of the best books words of wisdom." It is pointed out in Proverbs, "Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom." (Proverbs 4:7.) But in getting wisdom and getting knowledge, above all we should "get understanding." It is important to learn a profession, learn a trade. That applies not only to the young men, but it applies to you young women as well. You girls should place yourselves in a position to be self-supporting and independent in the event that tragedy or an emergency comes, for emergencies have come and will continue to come.

Henry D. Taylor (1903 - 1987)

Source: at BYU, January 14, 1964

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