Etienne de Grellet (1773-1855); Quaker Missionary
I lived my life this way
Jin Harmer 15 days ago from North Adelaide Autstralia
I too try to live by this quote. It is the simplest yet the best.
Alan about 1 month ago from Australia
This has been my mantra since I read this 50 years ago. It simply says it all!
Lucinda about 1 month ago from Haverhill
I first learned this quote in 10th grade in Mr. Williamson class.I don't know wheather he was a Quaker but I thank him for giving it to us.I has been words for which I try to live by.And thank you P. Chaffin for helping me reconnect with it.
Robert E. Smith about 1 month ago from Washington,DC
If all humanity follows this phiposophy in life and behave like this , what a wonderful it would be indeed tp pive in
haniff mohmoodally about 1 month ago from London / Mauriyus
This was a saying my Dad would say and he lived by..he passed it to me and i to my son...such a beautiful way to be in life. I also was a Nurse and totally agree with Suzanne`s comment.
Norma 3 months ago from Scotland
I worked 29 years at the University of Notre Dame and kept this quote taped to my computer screen to remind me every day of my mission to help every student to the best of my ability. Many of my ancestors were also Quaker, a very peaceful people.
Mary 3 months ago from US
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 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago from Cape Town, South Africa
This was written on the back of the Saturday morning cinema club card. circa 1944
J Vanbar 5 months 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 5 months ago from Barbados
My philosophy of living is reflected in this quotation. I have always loved this sentiment
Peggy Kaseta 6 months ago from Berlin, Ct
I have always tried help other people and got into trouble as well. But never mind, I enjoyed doing it ,love to all.
Peter Grooby 6 months ago from Boston.UK
I could only remember the last verse, and Presto! Google delivers.
Janitha 7 months ago from Camada
I ended the Index of my book about Poe's Scottish connections with some of these thoughts: "We pass this way but once, and as I pass, I build a bridge for him who follows."
Robert Densmore Brill, J.D. 8 months ago from Jomtien Beach, Thailand
When I was 15years old I bought a poster with this quote and 43years later I still go by it
Marianne 8 months ago from Boston
You only get one shot at life, make it count!
Robert 9 months ago from Bonny, Nigeria
For all my friends that I hold dear in my heart~and to friends I have yet to meet!
Nancy 9 months ago from Charleston
To my beloved Greenbay Packers....
sylvia 9 months ago from moravec
I have always loved this poem. It is so meaningful and I pray that I can live up to to message.
SJ Moshirian 9 months ago from San Diego, CA
My dad had a plaque on the wall with this quote. I thought I remembered it being anonymous but I see here it was given credit to this missionary. I memorized it as a child and will always remember it.
Donna Floyd 9 months ago from San Antonio, Tx
not always easy, but so true...
Helen 10 months ago from Quincy, MA
Mercy Røder 12 months ago from Virum, Denmark
I have always loved this quote, I had it printed in the front of all my books.
Iris Botnik about 1 year ago from Burbank, CA
This quote was my Mom's, and its mine till I die.
I have always tried to help ANYONE that I've known
Edgar Houseman about 1 year ago from Bellmawr NJ