“I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being; let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”

Etienne de Grellet (1773-1855);
Quaker Missionary

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Thanks so much for posting this quote & also the website. Some of my ancestors were Quakers (1600's). If they lived by this and other such ideals, what a great blessing they were, and have passed it on to generations of their descendants.
Nathan 8 days ago from US

As a nurse I remember this every day, I feel it should be part of our Professional Code of Conduct- if this is not how you feel as a nurse then change your occupation.
Suzanne about 1 month ago from England

I have always loved this quote... So beautiful. If only humans would adhere. It is so sad that humans are so scared of each other. It breaks my heart.
Retha about 1 month ago from Cape Town, South Africa

This was written on the back of the Saturday morning cinema club card. circa 1944
J Vanbar about 1 month ago from UK

Heard this as a child and it has always stuck with me. It's my philosophy. I remain humble not matter what the crisis it
Jasmine D. Adams 2 months ago from Barbados

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