The Pursuit of Excellence, Ted W. Engstrom, 1982, Zondervan, p. 92.
The poet James Russell Lowell has said it so well:
Life is a leaf of paper white Greatly begin, though thou have time
Whereon each one of us may write
His word or two,
And then comes night.
But for a line,
Be that sublime,
Greatly begin, though thou have time