Wednesday, 4 April 2012

A- Z Blogging Challenge "D"

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As a very young girl I lived with my paternal grandmother for three formative years. Being an enthusiastic teacher and lover of words, she invariably had quotations written all over the house... literally. On the backs of cupboard doors, on calendars, napkins or wherever she happened to be.  With this in mind I am finding the authors, in alphabetical sequence, of many of her favorite quotations and am adding some of those that are special to my family as well.  Hope you enjoy.!


Etienne  De Grillet  (Nov.2,1773-Nov.16,1855) was the son to a counselor of King  Louis VI. Raised as a Roman Catholic he became a prominent French Quaker missionary.

I found the following passage on a piece of paper tucked into a corner of my father's wallet as we were going through his belongings after his death. I find something beautifully sad about it.

I will pass through this world but once. Any good that I can do, or any kindness I can show to any human being, let me do it now…for I shall not pass this way again.



  1. Definitely words to live by, and he certainly did! Beautiful!

    1. You know, Monica, every time I read/see that quote, it almost brings tears to my eyes.

    2. I can see why. A profound and beautiful sentiment on its own, but so much power combined with the timing if your discovery in his wallet.

      Thank you for sharing.

      Alana @
      Fellow A to Z challenger!

    3. Thanks for stopping by, Alana, I appreciate your thoughtful comment!

      Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice