I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.
If a quote on this site is one I found on the net on one of the quote sites, I try to research it, to get the exact phrasing and to make sure the attribution is correct. This one, which is just fantastic, caused some difficulty. It's frequently attributed to William Penn, but at times it's also attributed with some authority to another lesser known Quaker named Stephen Grellet. One of the first known publications of this quote was without attribution in 1859. It's also been attributed to Gandhi and Emerson. It is an old word of wisdom, that probably dates back to Quakers in the late 18th or early 19th century in America.
Regardless of where it came from, it's a wonderful ideal to strive for in life. The Facebook shareable version is available on Don't Eat the Paste Quotes.
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