QUOTES OF WISDOM

 

Few excerpts from the letter written by one of the world’s greatest statesmen, Abraham Lincoln, to his son’s principal.

 

“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 dedicated leader…”

 

“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.

 

 

 

Quote:

“Practice fortitude (patience); indeed Allah is with those who practice fortitude”

——— [8:46] Quran

 

 

 

 

 

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