“The purpose of education is to teach a man to carry himself triumphant to the sunset.” Liberty Hyde Bailey
Socrates (469 BC–399 BC) – Greek philosopher. Socrates was willing to die for his beliefs. Arrested for his philosophic teachings, Socrates was willing to accept death rather than change his opinions and beliefs. It is said he calmly accepted his fate.
Don’t lean shoulders weighted,
Stand strong, stand proud, bravely,
Patriotic straight, just and fair.
Not bent, crumbled, worried
Head high, gaze strong, proudly
Hands together clasped gently dare.
Crooked, strength defeated
Focused, intense, smartly
Olympic proud and boldly care.
As strong at setting sun
Carry proud still youthfully
Unbending strength, resolute.