Do you wish the world were better?
Let me tell you what to do —
Set a watch upon your actions, keep them always straight and true;
Rid your mind of selfish motives; let your thoughts be clear and high;
You can make a little Eden of the sphere you occupy.
Do you wish the world were wiser?
Well, suppose you made a start —
By accumulating wisdom in the scrapbook of your heart;
Do not waste one page on folly, live to learn, and learn to live;
If you want to give men knowledge, you must get it, ere you give.
Do you wish the world were happy?
Then remember day by day —
Just to scatter seeds of kindness as you pass along the way;
For the pleasures of the many may be oft times traced to one,
As the hand that plants an acorn shelters armies from the sun.
By Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 – 1919)
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