Rise Above The Crowd
The world is full of people,
content to be what they are
Who never know the joy of success;
they lack the will to go that far.
Yet in this world there is a need,
for some to lead the rest
To rise above the average life,
by giving of their best.
Are you the one who dares,
to try when challenged by the task
To rise to heights you've never dreamed,
Or is that too much to ask?
This can be your year,
for great purpose to achieve
If you accept the challenge,
and in yourself believe.
Men and Women of Character
The world needs men and women. . .
who cannot be bought;
whose word is their bond;
who put character above wealth;
who possess opinions and a strong will;
who are larger than their vocations;
who do not hesitate to take risks;
who will not lose their individuality in a crowd;
who will be as honest in small affairs as in greater;
who will make no compromise with wrong;
whose ambitions are not confined to their own selfish desires;
who will not say they do it "because everybody else does it;"
who are true to their friends through good and bad,
in adversity as well as in prosperity;
who do not believe that shrewdness, cunning,
and hardheadedness are the best qualities
for winning success;
who are not ashamed or afraid to stand for the truth
when it is unpopular;
who can say "no" with emphasis, although all the rest
of the world says "yes."
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