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The Measure of a Man

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Lest we forget, in the hustle and bustle of our lives:

“Not – How did he die? But – How did he live?
Not – What did he gain? But – What did he give?

These are the units to measure the worth
Of a man, regardless of birth.

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

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

These are the units to measure the worth
Of a man, regardless of birth.”

Author: P. Jellis (?).
Listen to the song by Phoenix, a Romanian band led by Nicu Covaci, here.

Plus this one, from Malcolm S. Forbes:

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.”

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