LETTER FROM ABRAHAM LINCOLN TO HIS SONíS TEACHER
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LETTER FROM ABRAHAM LINCOLN TO HIS SONíS TEACHER

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LETTER FROM ABRAHAM LINCOLN TO HIS SONíS TEACHER

ďMy son starts school today. It is all going to be strange and new to him for a while and I wish you would treat him gently. It is an adventure that might take him across continents. All adventures that probably include wars, tragedy and sorrow. To live this life will require faith, love and courage.

So dear Teacher, will you please take him by his hand and teach him things he will have to know, teaching him - but gently, if you can. Teach him that for every enemy, there is a friend. He will have to know that all men are not just, that all men are not true. But teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a hero, that for every crooked politician, there is a dedicated leader.

Teach him if you can that 10 cents earned is of far more value than a dollar found. In school, teacher, it is far more honorable to fail than to cheat. Teach him to learn how to gracefully lose, and enjoy winning when he does win.

Teach him to be gentle with people, tough with tough people. Steer him away from envy if you can and teach him the secret of quiet laughter. Teach him if you can - how to laugh when he is sad, teach him there is no shame in tears. Teach him there can be glory in failure and despair in success. Teach him to scoff at cynics.

Teach him if you can the wonders of books, but also give time to ponder the extreme mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun and flowers on a green hill. Teach him to have faith in his own ideas, even if every one tell him they are wrong.

Try to give my son the strength not to follow the crowd when everyone else is doing it. Teach him to listen to every one, but teach him also to filters all that he hears on a screen of truth and take only the good that comes through.

Teach him to sell his talents and brains to the highest bidder but never to put a price tag on his heart and soul. Let him have the courage to be impatient, let him have the patient to be brave. Teach him to have sublime faith in himself, because then he will always have sublime faith in mankind, in God.

This is the order, teacher but see what best you can do. He is such a nice little boy and he is my son.

Regds,

RAJ

nikkyblue - Member Since: Jul 2007
Agree with Sandeep, Letter in itself is a gr8 one, however there is no proof that it was written by A.Lincoln cheers nikhil

Amul - Member Since: Aug 2005
This is for every manager. I give it to all my team members as part of their induction manual

wingcommandersandy - Member Since: Dec 2006
Morning all !
Attached please find the original letter. There are many things to note like ... the letter was written to the headmaster of the school in which his son was studying and not to the teacher and like wise many more. Compare the two... Abrahm Lincoln is also known to have written many famous quotes... amongst them the best that I like is ... I may be a slow walker but I never walk backwards.
Wishing you all an awesome day ahead !
Regards
Sandeep
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chriss - Member Since: Dec 2006
Hi Boss
I would like to know whether this was the main draft or u manipulated this for Good understanding....

I once went thro an another format of this passage in an autobiography book...I forgot the name of the book

Do me a favour if u can.I'm an MBA student and plz let me know where the source lies..

thanks for taking time for manipulation and posting

regards
christo.

wingcommandersandy - Member Since: Dec 2006
Hallo Christo !
It is a pity that you think it is a manipulation. Goes to show how well read you are and where does your mind wonder. Please be positive and don't pass such negative remarks on this site.
Regards
Sandeep

kishwes - Member Since: Sep 2006
Very nice - I had seen this in my kids school library wall last Saturday and was wondering where I could get a copy to posterize. .......................... Viola-here it is.
Thanks friend. About its authenticity, I dont care. the message is, simply put - Superb
Kishore

kramnik - Member Since: May 2007
Forget about the authenticity of letter, it is really excellent job done. Every Indian teacher must read this. Keep it up Dkraj!

arosree - Member Since: Jun 2010
hello sandeepji, Yesterday i read this letter in nalsar university board & i was now trying to get a copy. Thanks 4 providing the letter. Gita hyd

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