What is the measure of a man? (Pondering while the unit-tests run...)

When I was a kid I read some novel or other that suggested that the best measure of a man is who would mourn him on his death. There were other measures proposed in various texts, such as what he contributed to society, but the one that stuck with me was the length of time before he and his works are forgotten (which was presented as an elaboration of the "who would mourn him" one).


  1. Visceral

    Visceral on 05/22/2007 6:43 p.m. #

    The best measure of a man is the length to which he extends his hand to help his fellow man.<br />
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    Some sunshine, fresh air, and excercise will cure your depression - it never fails !<br />
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    Cheers !<br />

  2. Dave Stott

    Dave Stott on 08/15/2010 11:48 p.m. #

    The measure of a man, I have always thought, was - that he loved. And was loved.

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