Georgia Sen. Zell Miller spoke Wednesday evening, Sept. 1, 2004, to the Republican National Convention in New York City. 09012004 (KEITH MYERS/The Kansas City Star/TNS)
Photo: Keith Myers/TNS
Photo: Keith Myers/TNS

The 14 lessons Zell Miller wanted his family to know 

‘Those who teach lessons are not smart or know everything. They’ve just lived a long time.’

Before a trio of former presidents eulogized Zell Miller, his grandson Bryan gave a show-stopping speech of his own. 

Miller revealed Tuesday that his grandfather wrote a private letter to family members in February 2002 when he turned 70. In that note, he included 14 lessons he wanted to share with those closest to him.

The younger Miller shared those tips to the hundreds of mourners who packed his grandfather’s funeral. And we wanted to share it with you, dear reader, as well: 

Miller shares "14 Lessons of Life" from former U.S. Sen and Georgia Gov. Zell Miller.

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Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.