“The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness;
to an opponent, tolerance;
to a friend, your heart;
to your child, a good example;
to a father, deference;
to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you;
to yourself, respect;
to all men, charity.” Francis Maitland Balfour.
This really needs no interpretation or definition. This is a code of ethics, a moral compass to live your life by. Live your life by these words, and you will be one of the fortunate who can say they live a contented and happy life.
Live by these words, and you will be known as a person with a forgiving nature. A person who is fair and open minded when competing. Who will sacrifice his or her life for a friend. A person admired, looked up to and whose footsteps are followed by his or her children.
You will be known as the person who revered your mother and father, and made them both proud. A person who is content, happy and generous.
Above all else, you will be a person known for being an inspiration to others.