Sabtu, 14 April 2012

Selective Memory

Forget the kindness that you do,
As soon as you have done it;
Forget the praise that falls on you,
The moment you have won it.

Forget the slander that you hear,
Before you can repeat it;

Forget each slight, each spite, each sneer,
Wherever you may meet it.

Remember every kindness done 
To you, whate'er its measure;

Remember every promise made,
And keep it to the letter;

Remember those who lend you aid, 
And be a grateful debtor.

Remember good, remember truth,
Remember heaven's above you, 
And you will find through age and youth,
True joy and hearts to love you!