‘LITTLE by little,' said a thoughtful boy,

"Moment by moment I'll well employ, 

Learning a little every day, 

And not spending all my time in play; 

And still this rule in my mind shall dwell 

'Whatever I do, I'll do it well.' 

Little by little I'll learn to know 

The treasured wisdom of long ago; 

And one of these days perhaps we'll see 

That the world will be the better for me." 

And do you not think that this simple plan 

Will make him a wise and a useful man?