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
Quaker Missionary

Recent Comments

A great word for great mind
James Tomry, Lagos, Nigeria

This was my late grandmas fav saying and had it on her fridge.the last time I saw her she reminded me of it.
Elizabeth Mc Coy, Newcastle Nsw

Just hope I can live up to this.
Al Phelps, El Paso, Tx

I really love this quote since my high school days because it reminds me not to procrastinate. Thanks.
Maria Linda, Philippines

I heard this many decades ago and it keeps coming back to my mind.
Charles Clopton, Valley Village, Ca 91607

I like this quote because it teaches people not to defer any act of kindness, whether it be in word, in kind or action to do it now...for the person for whom it was meant may not be there when you choose to do or may neither you may be there to do it. Don't postpone acts of kindntesses, do it now
Pamela Gordon, Chennai, India

I lived my life this way
Jin Harmer, North Adelaide Autstralia

I too try to live by this quote. It is the simplest yet the best.
Alan, Australia

This has been my mantra since I read this 50 years ago. It simply says it all!
Lucinda, 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, Washington,Dc