Wednesday, June 28, 2023


After posting the below item from the vault, it reminded me ofsomething in the vault in a similar vein . . .

Maurice Bowra (1898 – 1971), above, provided a realistic response to Stephen Grellet's famous quotation:

'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."

Bowra’s paraphrase:

“I expect to pass through this world but once and therefore if there is anybody that I want to kick in the crutch I had better kick them in the crutch now, for I do not expect to pass this way again.”

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