Life is money to the miser,
To the loafer life is rest;
To the preacher life’s a sermon,
To the joker it’s a jest.
Life’s a battle to the soldier,
To the teacher it’s a school;
To the grafter it’s a good thing,
It’s a failure to the fool.
Life’s an everlasting effort
To shun duty, by the shirk,
But it’s just one long vacation
For the man who loves his work.