We, teachers, stand as long ago in J udea the disciples of Jesus stood, with a little child in our midst. The presence of that child turns us in eager humility toward our work. How shall we give to the children of our nation the best that is in us? How, even more, can we help to develop in them the best that is in themselves? We are in honor bound to see ahead for children, to forestall some of the difficulties of their route, and to give them the best chances for helpful happiness. We know in our own experience that in so far as we have acquired the momentum of loyalty, of courage, of per severance, of sympathy, of truthfulness, our feet move more swiftly. We are less entangled in vacillation, laziness, sophistry, and fear. We want to give good gifts unto our children, and therefore we want to help them to gain Virtue, which is power, and wisdom, which maketh all things new. They must learn to see the invisible ideal, and, following it, to endure hardship gladly.