A Man’s Dying is More the Survivor’s AffairThan His Own.
The Measure of a Man
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 as 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 word of good cheer to bring forth a smile and banish a tear?
NOT … what was his church?
NOR … what was his creed?
BUT … had he befriended those really in need?
NOT … what did the write-up in the newspaper say?
BUT … how many were sorry when he passed away?