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20 November 2013 1 Abraham Lincoln's Letter to a Teacher With grateful thanks to Bro. Oh Teik Bin Adapted by Prof. V. Viswanadham

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20 November 2013 2 Abraham Lincoln supposedly wrote a letter to his son’s teacher. Lincoln’s authorship of the letter has been refuted. However let us reflect on the wonderful advice in the letter.

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20 November 2013 3 He will have to learn, I know, that all men are not just, all men are not true.

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20 November 2013 4 But teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a hero; that for every selfish politician, there is a dedicated leader… Teach him for every enemy there is a friend,

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20 November 2013 5 Steer him away from envy, if you can, teach him the secret of quiet laughter.

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20 November 2013 6 Let him learn early that the bullies are the easiest to lick… Teach him, if you can, the wonder of books…

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20 November 2013 7 But also give him quiet time to ponder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun, and the flowers on a green hillside.

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20 November 2013 8 In the school teach him it is far honorable to fail than to cheat…

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20 November 2013 9 Teach him to have faith in his own ideas, even if everyone tells him they are wrong…

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20 November 2013 10 Teach him to be gentle with gentle people, and tough with the tough.

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20 November 2013 11 Try to give my son the strength not to follow the crowd when everyone is getting on the band wagon…

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20 November 2013 12 Teach him to listen to all men… but teach him also to filter all he hears on a screen of truth, and take only the good that comes through.

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20 November 2013 13 Teach him if you can, how to laugh when he is sad… Teach him there is no shame in tears, Teach him to scoff at cynics and to beware of too much sweetness…

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20 November 2013 14 Teach him to sell his brawn and brain to the highest bidders but never to put a price-tag on his heart and soul.

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20 November 2013 15 Teach him to close his ears to a howling mob and to stand and fight if he thinks he’s right.

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20 November 2013 16 Treat him gently, but do not cuddle him, because only the test of fire makes fine steel.

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20 November 2013 17 Let him have the courage to be impatient… let him have the patience to be brave.

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20 November 2013 18 Teach him always to have sublime faith in himself, because then he will have sublime faith in mankind.

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20 November 2013 19 This is a big order, but see what you can do… He is such a fine little fellow, my son! ~ Abraham Lincoln

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20 November 2013 20 The End May we live virtuously and act mindfully. With Metta, Bro. Oh Teik Bin

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