The Few

The easy roads are crowded
    And the level roads are jammed;
The pleasant little rivers
    With the drifting folks are crammed.
But off yonder where it's rocky,
    Where you get a better view,
You will find the ranks are thinning
    And the travelers are few.

Where the going's smooth and pleasant
    You will always find the throng,
For the many, more's the pity,
    Seem to like to drift along.
But the steeps that call for courage,
    And the task that's hard to do
In the end result in glory
    For the never-wavering few.