From A Father To His Son

This letter is adapted from "Abraham Lincoln's letter" written to the teacher of his son.

 

My dear!

Always remember for every enemy

there is a friend

It is far more honorable to fail

than to cheat

I want you to realize early

that the bullies are the easiest to lick

I want you to learn

to be gentle with the gentle and tough

with the tough

I want you to learn

how to laugh when you are sad

I want to tell you there

is no shame in tears

Remember My dear!

a dollar earned is of far more value

than five found

I want you to learn how to scoff

at cynics and beware of too much sweetness as well

I want you to have faith in your own ideas

even if everyone tells you that they are wrong

I want you to steer yourself

away from jealousy if you can

I want you to learn to lose

and also enjoy winning

I want you to have strength

Not to follow the crowd

my advice to you is to learn to filter

all you hear on the screen of truth

and take only the good that comes through

I want you to have sublime faith

in yourself

because it is only then you will have faith in mankind

By all means read books

as many as you can

but do have some quiet time to ponder over

the eternal mystery of birds in the sky

bees in the sun

and

flowers on green hill-side

I want you to realize only

the test of fire makes fine steel

I want you to have courage to be impatient

when called for have patience

to be brave

I want to tell you

by all means sell your brain and brawn

when it comes to but

never put a price tag on your

heart and soul.

 

 

 

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