"Brothers and sisters, I believe there are few, even temple workers, who comprehend the full meaning and power of the temple endowment. Seen for what it is, it is the step-by-step ascent into the Eternal Presence. If our young people could but glimpse it, it would be the most powerful spiritual motivation of their lives."
President David O. McKay - Cited in T. G. Madsen, Presidents, pp. 269-270; cf. T. G. Madsen, House, p. 282.