Three Great Lessons

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Back when the Persians were a force to be reckoned with, they raised their young men to learn three great lessons:

While the Persians were in their healthy and vigorous state, the three great lessons the youth were taught, from five to twenty years of age, were to ride, to shoot with the bow, and to speak truth.

Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Cooper agreed; one of his compilations of gun columns is called, To Ride, Shoot Straight, and Speak the Truth.

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