Quotes on Honor

I have been asked what I mean by “Word of Honor.”  I will tell you.  Place me behind prison walls – walls of stone ever so high, ever so thick, reaching ever so far into the ground – there is a possibility that in some way or another I may be able to escape; but stand me on the floor and draw a chalk line around me and have me give my word of honor never to cross it.  Can I get out of that circle?  No, never!  I’d die first. — Karl G. Maeser, “On Your Word of Honor,” BYU Today, September 1992, p. 21