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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Father's Day Tribute - To Our Real Men

A Real Man sacrifices and works for the common good of his family! But he does far more than that! According to John Walter Wayland, in 1899 a True Gentleman has many great characteristics but he especially upholds honor and virtue. This is Wayland's idea of a real man;

The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of proprietyand whose self-control is equal to all emergencies who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty,the obscure man of his obscurity,or any man of his inferiority or deformity;

who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another;

who does not flatter wealth,cringe before power,or boast of his own possessions or achievements;

who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy;

whose deed follows his word;

who thinks of the rights and feelings of others rather than his own;

and who appears well in any company;

a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe.

Thank the real gentleman in your life today!