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The Measure Of Man


Not "How did he die?"
But "How did he live?"

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Not "What did he gain?"
But "What did he give?"

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Not "What was his station?"
But "Had he a heart?"
And
"How did he play his God-given part?"

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Not "What was his shrine?
Nor "What was his Creed?"
But
"Had he befriended those really in need?"

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Not "What did the piece in the newspaper say?"
But "How many were sorry when he passed away?"

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Was he ever ready with a word or good cheer,
To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?

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These are the units to Measure the Worth
Of a Man as a Man, regardless of birth.

~ Author Unknown ~



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