I do not think there ever was,
Or ever will, or ever could be,
A little girl or little boy
As good as she or as he should be.
But still, I think, you will agree,
Though perfect very, very few are,
They’re not so bad when “pretty good” —
That’s just about as good as you are.
C. J. Dennis. A Book for Kids, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, , page 92