Few excerpts from the
letter written by one of the world’s greatest statesmen, Abraham Lincoln, to his
“He will have to learn. I know,
that all men are not just, all men are not true. But teach him also that for
every scoundrel there is a hero; that for every selfish politician, there is a
“Teach him that for every enemy
there is a friend. It will take time, I know; but teach him if you can, that a
dollar earned is of far more value than five found…”
“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 the tough. Try to give my son the strength not to
follow the crowd when everyone is getting on the band wagon.”
“Treat him gently; but do not
cuddle him because only the test of fire makes fine steel. Let him have the
courage to be impatient…, let him have the patience to be brave. Teach him
always to have sublime faith in himself because then he will always have sublime
faith in mankind.”
Life is not as bad as it seems
when you're down, and it is not as good as it seems when you're up; because life
is not your destination.
It's your journey.
Afterlife is your destination.