Not- How did he die? But- How did he live? Not- What did he gain? But- what did he give? These are the things that measure the worth Of a man as a man, regardless of birth. Not- What was his situation? But- had he a heart? And- How did he play his God- given part? Was he ever ready with a word of good cheer? To bring back a smile, to banish a tear? Not- What was his church? Not- What was his creed? But- Had he befriended those really in need? Not-What did the sketch in the newspaper say? But- How many were sorry when he passed away? These are the things that measure the worth Of a man as a man, regardless of birth. (Author Unknown) Note: I've come across this several times over the years, but never gave it much thought until recently when I saw it again. While trying to find the author and recall where I've seen it, several different versions came up. If anyone has any knowledge or feedback on this, I would greatly appreciate it.