“I shall pass through this world but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do, let me know it now: let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”


Etienne de Grellet 1773 – 1855

Perhaps you know of someone who fits the following description, I know I do. Now, having identified them, their company will be more appreciated and valued in future.

There are many Beths in the world, shy and quiet, sitting in corners till needed, and living for others so cheerfully that no one sees the sacrifices till the little cricket on the hearth stops chirping, and the sweet, sunshiny presence vanishes, leaving silence and shadow behind.

“Little Women” - Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888)

The best buy - Church of England

It’s a jolly friendly faith.
If you are one, there’s no onus to make everyone else join. In fact no one need ever know.

Robert Gillespie and Charles Lewson: That was the week that was BBC Television 1962
Quoted in the Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

"We make war that we may live in peace."

- Aristotle

When you starts measuring somebody, measure him right, child, measure him right. Make sure you done taken into account what hills and valleys he come through before he got to wherever he is.


Lorraine Hansberry (1930 –1965)
A Raisin in the Sun (1959)

Did God who gave us flowers and trees, also provide the allergies?

E. Y. “Yip” Harburg, “A nose is a nose is a nose”, 1965
(Yip also wrote the lyrics to all the songs in “The Wizard of OZ”, and “Brother can you spare a dime?”, “It’s only a paper moon”.)