The World Needs Men

By Diosing Atillano

…who cannot be bought;
…whose word is their bond;
…who put character above wealth;
…who possess opinions and a will:
…who are larger than their vocations;
…who do not hesitate to take chances;
…who will not lose their individuality in a crowd;
…who will be as honest in small things as in
great things;
…who will not compromise with wrong
…whose ambitions are not confined to
their own selfish desires;
…who will not say they do it “because
everybody else does it.”
…who are true to their friends through good
report and evil report in adversity as well as
in prosperity
…who do not believe that shrewdness,
canning, and hardheadedness are the best
qualities for winning success;
…who are not ashamed or afraid to stand for
the truth when it is unpopular, who can say
“no” with emphasis, although all the rest of
the world says “yes.”

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Posted by under Literary and Poems. Posted on February 20, 2001. Modified on July 1, 2007 .

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