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ROUTINE AND IDEALS

ROUTINE AND IDEALS

A SCHOOL AND COLLEGE ADDRESS

THE older I grow, the more strongly I feel that the best thing in man or woman is being “there." Physical bravery, which is always inspiring, is surprisingly common; but the sure and steady quality of being "there" belongs to comparatively few. This is why we hear on every hand, “If you want a thing well done, do it yourself;" not because the man who wants it done is best able to do it, but because to many persons it seems a hopeless quest to look for any one who cares enough for them, who can put himself vigorously enough into their places, to give them his best, to give them intelligent, unremitting, loyal service until the job is done, - not half done, or nine

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