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If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them "Hold on!"
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!
The Man Who Thinks He Can
Walter D. Wintle
If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't,
It almost a cinch you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you've lost
For out in the world we find
Success begins with the fellow's will:
It's all in the state of mind.
If you think you're outclassed, you are.
You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself
Before you can ever win the prize.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man.
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.
William Ernest Henley
OUT of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
To Be An Alpha Man
Bro. Fred H. Woodruff
To be an Alphaman means more than just to wear a pin,
It requires intrinsic qualities that are developed deep within;
It calls for lasting brotherhood, a word sometimes used in vain,
It means an honest devotion, not anticipation of personal gain.
Fraternity speaks of brotherly love, that's something to achieve,
It's more than just a grip of hands, it's an ideal to conceive.
You're proud to be an Alpha, and share her praises won;
Before you inflate yourself with pride, ask yourself,
Honestly, how much have I done??
To realize the wealth of personal satisfaction, from knowing
You've given your all, to have helped her cause
Unfalteringly, when you rally to her call.
To combine all these qualities, and root them deep within,
The product would be an Alphaman, deserving of his pin.
So take an honest inventory of your character within,
And for every virtue you find missing, try and weave it in.
For a man without these virtues isn't worth a grain of sand.
It's plain to see, it's more than just a pin, that makes an
House of Alpha
Bro. Sydney P. Brown
Goodwill is the monarch of this house. Men unacquainted, enter,
shake hands, exchange greetings, and depart friends.
Cordiality exists among all who abide within.
I am the eminent expression of friendship. Character and
temperament change under my dominant power.
Lives, once touched by me, become tuned and are thereafter
amiable, kindly, fraternal.
I inspire the musician to play noble sentiments and assist
the chemist to convert ungenerous personalities into
individuals of great worth. I destroy all ignoble impulses.
I constantly invoke principles which make for common
brotherhood and the echo resounds in all communities
and princely men are thereby recognized.
Education, health, music, encouragement, sympathy, laughter
--all these are species of interest given on self-invested capital.
Tired moments find me a delightful treat, hours of sorrow, a
shrine of understanding--at all times, I am faithful to the creed
To a few, I am the castle of dreams--ambitious, successful, hopeful
dreams. To many, I am the poetic palace where human feeling is
rhymed to celestial motives; to the great majority, I am the treasury
In fact, I am the college of friendship; the university of brotherly
love; the school for the better making of men.
I AM ALPHA PHI ALPHA !!
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