Thou must be true thyself,

If thou the truth would'st teach; 

Thy soul must overflow, if thou

Another soul would'st reach; 

It needs the overflowing heart

To give the lips full speech. 

Think truly, and thy thought

Shall the world's famine feed; 

Speak truly, and thy word

Shall be a fruitful seed; 

Live truly, and thy life shall be

A grand and noble creed.