His wife, Abigail, expressed the same sentiment when she said, "To be good, and do good, is the whole duty of man comprised in a few words.”
Of course, we may be more familiar with the phraseology of J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie. They wrote one of my favorite songs for the season: “…so be good for goodness’ sake.”
I wonder how many times I've told my children that Santa Claus is watching them, when I should be teaching them that "Character is what you are willing to do when the spotlight has been turned off, the applause is over, and no one is around to give you any credit” (Ann Landers).
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