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Low Aim

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 whiteWhereon each one of us may writeHis word or two,And then comes night.

Greatly begin, though thou have timeBut for a line,Be that sublime,Not failure, but low aim, is crime.