Edward Everett Hale Quote

“I am only one. But still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do.”

~ Edward Everett Hale

The Book of Good Cheer : A Little Bundle of Cheery Thoughts? (1909) by Edwin Osgood Grover, p. 28

Ratings and Comments

jim k, Austin, Tx

Nice quote.

Jack Priller, Hobbs, NM

Truly inspiring!

Mike, Norwalk

Years ago, concerning freedom, law and the Constitution, I went to court regularly, I gave seminars, I participated in media excerpts, I spoke to individuals every chance I could, etc. so today, I still run into people that have awaken to their awful situation because, I could do something. Snowdon (among multiples of whistle blowers) is only one.

E Archer, NYC


Ronw13, Oregon

Hale was a bias and lazy man, I give no quarter for his witty remarks, though he was anti-slavery and backed the war or northern aggression, only to relieve himself of labor he thought to be above. Considered the Irish to be inferior to himself.  


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