Letter From Abraham Lincoln To His Son's Teacher Poem by josh trager

Letter From Abraham Lincoln To His Son's Teacher

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'He will have to learn. I know that all men are not just, all men are not true, but teach him that for every scoundrel! there is a hero, that for every selfish politician, there is a dedicated leader.
Teach him that for every enemy, there is a friend. Teach him that a dollar earned is far more valuable than five dollars found.steer him away from envy, if you have the time, pounder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun, and flowers on the green hillside.
In school, teach him that it is far more honourable to fail than to cheat.teach him to have faith in his own ideas, even if everyone tells him they are wrong.teach him to be gentle with gentle people, and tough with tough people.try to give hiim streangth not to follow the ground when everyone is getting on a bond wagon.teach him to listen to all men, but teach him to also filter all he learns on a screen or truth and take only the good that comes through.
teach him how to laugh when he is sad.teach him that there is no shame in tears.teach him to close his ears to howlin mob and stand and fight if he thinks he is right.teach him gently, but do not cuddle him because only the best of fire makes steel.let him always have sublime faith in his creator and faith in himself too.because there, he will always find faith in mankind. There is a big order, but please see what you can do.'

George ogbuneke 19 June 2018

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Jeanette Telusma 25 July 2017

This poem is wisdom in every aspect. Thank you! ! !

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