“Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.” (Horace Mann)

Good post,totally agree,the title of my site,did not know who said that, until someone pointed it out to me just recently.found your post while searching for horace man. so i thought id reblog it,im not here to win a popularity contest,i will give credit were credit is due,glad i found your post.

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After 13 straight days on the road, I thought I would sleep well last night but for some strange reason this quote popped into my head and it’s been stuck there ever since. This is a question I have asked myself a hundred times and I never had a good answer. It troubles me because it’s very specific and shame is a powerful emotion. The older I get, the more this question haunts me and forces me to examine my life on this exact basis, “What victory have I won for humanity?”

The world we live in has so many problems and the opportunities to make a difference are unlimited so there really isn’t a good excuse for not doing more. I  can’t plead ignorance because my father and grandfather reminded me frequently to, “Leave the world better than you found it.” That seems pretty clear too but in my 58 years of life…

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