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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 2029
AUTHOR: Helen Keller (1880–1968)
QUOTATION: I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
ATTRIBUTION: Attributed to HELEN KELLER.—Charles L. Wallis, The Treasure Chest, p. 240 (1983). Unverified.