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
I read this when I was a youngster and I never forgot it. I've lived my life in this manner and I'm now in my in my fifties.
simple words, but very meaningful, touching and could well understand only if you read with your kind heart.
yethwe, yangon, Myanmar
For some reason, it feels like what I understand yoga does to the mind. I can't quite describe it.
Njonjo , Kenya
Very touching, very deep. Open your eyes and grasp that one chance. You shall not pass here again.
The way we should all be!
greg, south africa
Words to live by.
Danette Jackson , Savannah, GA
I remember my mom talking about this when I was very small,somehow the importance and bare beauty of it stayed with me always. It is the reason I love poetry, and try to be the kindest peron I can,its also the reason in times that I am anoyed withy mom or we have had words,I pause and let it go.The day she told me of this saying she became a saint in my eyes and how could you.say anoyed at a saint?
laurie, new york
So inspirational. Want to live it.
Virginia , Ridge,ny
This is sooooooooooooooo true!
I have followed this since I was 20...I'm over 50 now. I tell my daughter it often.
Donnie Sorey, Maine
Do some today
Ozzie Dawkins, USA
Ozzie Dawkins, USA
I hope many people all over the world will read this quote.
Life is too short let us start to do better starting today.
LUTHER, DALLAS, TX
In memory of my father...his favourite saying to me...!!!
Richard B, Toronto, Canada
Our headmaster taught us the de Grellet verse. That was 80 years ago. I still remember and practice is.
Helgard, South Africa
A high school teacher insisted we write this in our book. I've lived by it and now I am 68 years old, and recite it to my children.
My Dad was born on Dec. 12, 1912 & he passed away four months shy of his 100th birthday on Dec. 12, 2012 - his voice remains in my heart & soul with these words he always quoted.
My father lived his life by these words.
M. VarKonda, Buffalo,N.Y.