THE GREATNESS OF THE SOUL
Geologists tell us that in the long
processes of the ages mountains have been raised and
leveled, continents formed and washed away. Astronomers
tell us that in space are countless worlds, many of
them doubtless inhabited perhaps by creatures
of a lower type than we, perhaps by creatures of a
higher. The magnitude of these changes and of
these worlds makes the imagination reel. But
on one thing we can rely the greatness
of the human soul. On one thing we can confidently
build the men whose spirit is lofty, divine.
For tho’ the Giant Ages heave the
And break the shore, and evermore
Make and break, and work their will;
Tho’ world on world in myriad myriads
Round us, each with different powers,
And other forms of life than ours,
What know we greater than the soul?
On God and Godlike men we build our trust.