I AM

I AM
by brod Manuel B. Quintal, Esquire

I am human, aware of my frailties and imperfections,
But I was born free and aware of the heights I can soar
I seek to be a disciple of the law, for law is what guides our actions,
I chose to join the brotherhood of aspiring lawyers and more,

Its founders named it the Tau Kappa Phi Law Fraternity —
A fraternal order for those yearning to rise above the ordinary.
Call me a Tau Kappan, proud and eager to let everyone know,
I shall dedicate myself to the advancement not only of myself and family,

But the well-being of my fraternal brothers as I myself seek to grow,
Vowing to defend what is right for my fellowmen and our community,
Willing and striving to bring honor and defend against those who display
Contempt against the order we revere as the Tau Kappa Phi Law Fraternity!

I am a Tau Kappan, a true believer of the natural rights of man,
The hurdles along the road towards my ambitions do not faze me,
Gifted with inherent intellect, desire, and determination like no one,
I shall not allow sleepless nights of required study to dissuade me,

Nor the discouraging critics detract me from pursuing what I aim to be,
For I have the seal of a member of the Tau Kappa Phi Law Fraternity.
I am a Tau Kappan now, and till the last gasp of my life’s journey,
I am a citizen of the world, a bearer of the torch for everyone’s liberty,

As a student of the law, I shall be its curious and ardent learner,
As a lover of the law, I shall aim to be its advocate and follower,
As a member of the Tau Kappa Phi Fraternity, I am not alone,
For my fraternal brothers and Divine Providence are around.

See other works of Brod Manuel B. Quintal, Esq.

Inspirational Words to Live By
Ikaw Lamang
The Universality of Rizal’s Ideas and Its Relevance to Filipinos Today
Rizal: Filipino hero, Asian and a universal man
Constitution: To Amend or not to Amend?
The Law and Politics in Impeachment
Words: The Tools of the Legal Profession


About the Author

Brod Manuel B. Quintal, Esquire, is a former college  professor of Political Science and Law, with graduate degrees in both disciplines. He practices law in the State of New York. His Law Offices of Manuel B. Quintal, P.C. is located at 291 Broadway, Suite 1501, New York, NY 10007, United
States of America. He is the president of the Tau Kappa Phi Law Fraternity Alumni Society – USA/Canada, for 2014-2016.

Email: quintallaw@aol.com
Facebook: man.quintal

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