Poet Edgar Albert Guest

Poems Comments

The Limitations Of Greatness

NO MAN really knows enough
To be hateful to his brother,
None is rich enough to cuff
And be cruel to another;
None so clever that he can
Justly wrong his fellow man.

No one is so strong that he
Has the right to curb the weak,
None so great that properly
He can trample down the meek;
There is nothing in success
That excuses selfishness.

Climb unto the topmost bights,
Win yourself an honored name,
But respect another's rights,
Raise the weak and help the lame;
Strength of muscle or of mind
Gives no right to be unkind.

Poem topics: , , ,

Rate this poem:

Add The Limitations Of Greatness poem to your favorites

Add Poet Edgar Albert Guest to your favorites

Similar Poems
There is no similar poems related to "The Limitations Of Greatness" poem.
All Edgar Albert Guest Poems

Popular Poets

Wilfrid Wilson Gibson (4 poems)
Eden Phillpotts (1 poems)
William (Johnson) Cory (2 poems)
Eugene Field (187 poems)
Ralph Hodgson (2 poems)
Thomas Lovell Beddoes (4 poems)
Alice Guerin Crist (0 poems)
Roderic Quinn (2 poems)
Aman Pandit Ji (0 poems)
Ella Young (1 poems)

Popular Poems

Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 07, by Saadi Shirazi
The Chaplet, by William Makepeace Thackeray
The Lily Of The Valley, by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Pioneers, by Banjo Paterson
Christmas Eve, by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
Part Of The Dialogue Between Hector And Andromache, by Samuel Johnson
Hug O'War, by Shel Silverstein
Tout Ce Qu'Egypte En Pointe Façonna, by Joachim du Bellay
Sic Transit, by Muriel Stuart
The Deluge, by G. K. Chesterton