Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.
~ Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)

Tell Me What You Are

Don’t tell me what you will do
When you have time to spare;
Tell me what you did today
To ease a load of care.

Don’t tell me what you will give
When your ship comes in from sea;
Tell me what you gave today
A fettered soul to free.

Don’t tell me the dream you have
Of conquest still afar;
Don’t say what you hope to be
But tell me what you are.

~ Grenville Kleiser (1868-1953)