Monday, December 17, 2007

Quote of the Week: "I am only one"

“I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do. And by the grace of God, I will.”

-- Edward Everett Hale

Hale (1822-1909) was a Unitarian minister, an author and reformer. He was elected unanimously as the Chaplain of the United States Senate. He was acquainted with John Quincy Adams, Dolly Madison, William Howard Taft, and Theodore Roosevelt, Lowell, Emerson, Julia Ward Howe, Webster, and Holmes. Hale is best remembered for “The Man Without a Country”.

Instead of becoming overwhelmed, if every person did something, imagine all that could be accomplished in the world.


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