June 18, 2015

"How much, we may ask, is a man really worth?" ~ M.W. Raymond C. Ellis

After the first from the left to right - Brother Henry Ford -
stays Worshipful Raymond C. Ellis, Past Grand Master of New York 
"He comes into the physical world, travels along the highway of life for a few years, and then lays aside the working tools of life and passes through the transition that--for want of a better term--men call death. And at his passing he takes nothing with him, all his material wealth and possessions are left behind. He takes only himself, and what he has done with his life in the development of character. So it is a fair question to ask, "What is a man really worth?" I think that the answer is that he is worth exactly what he has given away. What he has given away of his time, of his substance, of his effort, of himself. He is worth just that, and nothing more. What we give away we keep--and what we keep we lose. And so it is that the real wealth of any man consists of the countless little acts of kindness in which there is no thought of reward."    

~ M.W. Raymond C. Ellis, PGM of New York
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