It takes great love to stir a human heart
To live beyond the others, and apart;
A love that is not shallow, is not small;
Is not for one or two, but for them all.
Love that can wound love for its higher need;
Love that can leave love, though the heart may bleed;
Love that can lose love, family and friend,
Yet live steadfastly, loving to the end.
A love that asks no answer, that can live,
Moved by one burning, deathless force—to give!
and courage; courage, strength and love—
The heroes of all time are built thereof.