Before You

Before you speak, listen.
Before you write, think.
Before you spend, earn.
Before you invest, investigate.
Before you criticize, wait.
Before you pray, forgive.
Before you quit, try.
Before you retire, save.
Before you die, give.

by William Arthur Ward

Comments (6)

Other than other life systems in the world humans have their own visions and intelligence to see things and define and reform the matters for life. From little faults he tries to make himself correct ways and fear itself the negative quality sometimes life makes us miserable. The poem takes the subject in sufficient care and it relates to the human emotion and I like the poem as such.
That's so very true, Hope are fighting for survival and place. Thanks for sharing, Sankar!
Life is to run and smile in tears Nobody wipes eyes like breeze Life is to run without fears- - - - - - - - truly inspiring.
this is a song of a matter of life, beautifully written with much inspiration. God bless you
Life is an at all times in human history has flourished, regardless of circumstances, only when people are willing to seize each and every moment of their existance and take control of matters.To act with honesty and purity and to persist in faces of all odds.
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