Friday, March 30, 2018

Building men

The child needs more than books, 
Judgment he needs, 
And understanding, 
And maturity. 

For these, he looks to you
And you must give them to him.

Let yourself rub off on him, 
Let him sit beside you as you work,
To work with you, 
To study with you, 
To be perplexed with you, 
To analyze with you, 
And to dream with you. 

Give him the impossible task to do, 
The unanswerable question to answer. 
There is no better way to train --
Whether you be Socrates training athenian youth,
or an American man of business. 
Robert W. Murphy. 

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