We do not what we ought;
what we ought not, we do;
And lean upon the thought
That chance will bring us through;
But our own acts, for good or ill,
Are mightier powers.
Conduct is three-fourths of our life and
its largest concern.
Do not do unto others as you would they
should do unto you.
Their tastes may not be the same.
If all the good people were clever,
And all clever people were good.
The world would be nicer than ever,
we thought that it possibly could.
But somehow, it’s seldom or never.
The two his off as they should;
The good are so harsh to the clever,
The clever so rude to the good!