Terms of great works

If the thirst for excellence burns
Hotly in your heart,
Like a piece of red-hot metal in a furnace,
I heartily congratulate you;
For, because of people like you,
We have excellence in the world.
If your heart, for achievement hungers,
Like a wolf that for days has had no morsel to eat,
I heartily congratulate you;
For, because of people like you,
The world advances at the speed of light.
If you want to make the most of your life,
I heartily congratulate you.
You must make excellence your trade mark;
And let its thirst make you a little mad;
You must make the achievement of a big dream
A fire that burns hotly in your heart.
For, on no easier terms are great works
Ever created in this world.

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