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It would be well if a pledge of temperance in dress could be It would be well if a pledge of temperance in dress could be
presented for our women to sign and to observe. The presented for our women to sign and to observe. The
intoxicating influence of extravagance and display in dress has intoxicating influence of extravagance and display in dress has
so degrading an effect upon the minds of many women that so degrading an effect upon the minds of many women that
such a measure would seem justifiable and reasonable. such a measure would seem justifiable and reasonable.
Thousands are unfitted for the every-day duties of domestic life Thousands are unfitted for the every-day duties of domestic life
because of this mania for dress. Their children, who are a because of this mania for dress. Their children, who are a
precious trust to them from God, are neglected, and grow up precious trust to them from God, are neglected, and grow up
without proper care and attention, obtaining too often an without proper care and attention, obtaining too often an
education in vice. Prayer in the closet is abandoned, the Word education in vice. Prayer in the closet is abandoned, the Word
of God is left unread, and there is no time nor aptitude for of God is left unread, and there is no time nor aptitude for
religious meditation. Said Christ, "Whosoever will come after religious meditation. Said Christ, "Whosoever will come after
me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow
me." Those who are attracted to Christ and who live for the me." Those who are attracted to Christ and who live for the
future immortal life, will not be slaves of fashion. future immortal life, will not be slaves of fashion.

Education p. 246, 248 Education p. 246, 248


No education can be complete that does not teach right No education can be complete that does not teach right
principles in regard to dress. Without such teaching, the work principles in regard to dress. Without such teaching, the work
of education is too often retarded and perverted. Love of dress, of education is too often retarded and perverted. Love of dress,
and devotion to fashion, are among the teacher's most and devotion to fashion, are among the teacher's most
formidable rivals and most effective hindrances . . . . A person's formidable rivals and most effective hindrances . . . . A person's
character is judged by his style of dress. A refined taste, a character is judged by his style of dress. A refined taste, a
cultivated mind, will be revealed in the choice of simple and cultivated mind, will be revealed in the choice of simple and
appropriate attire. Chaste simplicity in dress, when united with appropriate attire. Chaste simplicity in dress, when united with
modesty of demeanor, will go far toward surrounding a young modesty of demeanor, will go far toward surrounding a young
woman with that atmosphere of sacred reserve which will be to woman with that atmosphere of sacred reserve which will be to
her a shield from a thousand perils. her a shield from a thousand perils.

[Assignment: Read chapter “Dress” in book Education] [Assignment: Read chapter “Dress” in book Education]

HR 02-01-77 HR 02-01-77
It would be well if a pledge of temperance in dress could be It would be well if a pledge of temperance in dress could be
presented for our women to sign and to observe. The presented for our women to sign and to observe. The
intoxicating influence of extravagance and display in dress has intoxicating influence of extravagance and display in dress has
so degrading an effect upon the minds of many women that so degrading an effect upon the minds of many women that
such a measure would seem justifiable and reasonable. such a measure would seem justifiable and reasonable.
Thousands are unfitted for the every-day duties of domestic life Thousands are unfitted for the every-day duties of domestic life
because of this mania for dress. Their children, who are a because of this mania for dress. Their children, who are a
precious trust to them from God, are neglected, and grow up precious trust to them from God, are neglected, and grow up
without proper care and attention, obtaining too often an without proper care and attention, obtaining too often an
education in vice. Prayer in the closet is abandoned, the Word education in vice. Prayer in the closet is abandoned, the Word
of God is left unread, and there is no time nor aptitude for of God is left unread, and there is no time nor aptitude for
religious meditation. Said Christ, "Whosoever will come after religious meditation. Said Christ, "Whosoever will come after
me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow
me." Those who are attracted to Christ and who live for the me." Those who are attracted to Christ and who live for the
future immortal life, will not be slaves of fashion. future immortal life, will not be slaves of fashion.

Education p. 246, 248 Education p. 246, 248


No education can be complete that does not teach right No education can be complete that does not teach right
principles in regard to dress. Without such teaching, the work principles in regard to dress. Without such teaching, the work
of education is too often retarded and perverted. Love of dress, of education is too often retarded and perverted. Love of dress,
and devotion to fashion, are among the teacher's most and devotion to fashion, are among the teacher's most
formidable rivals and most effective hindrances . . . . A person's formidable rivals and most effective hindrances . . . . A person's
character is judged by his style of dress. A refined taste, a character is judged by his style of dress. A refined taste, a
cultivated mind, will be revealed in the choice of simple and cultivated mind, will be revealed in the choice of simple and
appropriate attire. Chaste simplicity in dress, when united with appropriate attire. Chaste simplicity in dress, when united with
modesty of demeanor, will go far toward surrounding a young modesty of demeanor, will go far toward surrounding a young
woman with that atmosphere of sacred reserve which will be to woman with that atmosphere of sacred reserve which will be to
her a shield from a thousand perils. her a shield from a thousand perils.

[Assignment: Read chapter “Dress” in book Education] [Assignment: Read chapter “Dress” in book Education]