"The less people speak of their greatness,"
wrote Bacon, "the more we think of it."
Perhaps that is why we have --
so many politicians -- so few statesmen
so many teachers -- so few great examples
so many writers -- so few great authors
so many musicians -- so few virtuosos
so many broken homes -- so few happy homes
so many years of war -- so few days of peace.
Perhaps he is greatest who --
prays in secret and
acts in silence.