ABRAHAM LINCON WROTE TO HIS SON’S CLASS TEACHER

  • He will have to learn;
  • Teach him that for every enemy there is a friend.
  • Teach him to learn to lose and also to enjoy to winning.
  • Teach him the secret of quite laughter.
  • Teach him the wonder of books but also give him quite time to ponder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun, and flowers on a green hillside.
  • In school teach him it is far more honorable to fail than to cheat.
  • Teach him to be gentle with gentle people, and tough with tough.
  • Teach him how to laugh when he is sad. Teach him there is no shame in tears.
  • Treat him gently, but do not coddle him, because only the test of fire makes fine steel.
  • Let him have the courage to be impatient, let him have the patient to be brave.
  • Teach him always to have sublime faith in his creator and faith in himself too, because then he will always have faith in mankind.
  • This is a big order, but please see what you can do.
  • He is such fine little fellow, my son!

 

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