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
This has become my philosophy for life.
JJ, New Mexico
This is the best passage I have ever read and if we could put this into action then this world would be a great place to live.
Mita Pretty , California
Reninds me of my maternal grandmama
Consuelo, Manila, Philippines
My old barber, who was a font of wisdom and who lived and worked into his nineties had this on the mirror in his shop.
Mike, Queens, NY
My mother put this quote in my bedroom. I have known it since I was a child growing up in war torn Liberia. I will continue the tradition and put it in my children's room along with the poem by pavel Friedman - the butterfly
Joann, North carolina
Very true quote! Wish more people would practice it, then there would be more peace in the world.
I first learned this quotation in high school - way back in the 70's. I woke up thinking them this morning and discovered your lovely website. Beautiful inspiration!
Michelle, Portland, OR
I learned this quotation when I was in college way back half a century ago. I was touched by it and somehow I tried to "practice and apply" in my own little way teaching others.
Tony, Los Angeles, CA
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