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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Edward Everett Hale (1822–1909)
QUOTATION: 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.
ATTRIBUTION: EDWARD EVERETT HALE, “Lend a Hand.”—Masterpieces of Religious Verse, ed. James Dalton Morrison, p. 416 (1948).

See note at No. 1434.
SUBJECTS: Individual