| Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.|
|QUOTATION:||Through this toilsome world, alas!|
Once and only once I pass;
If a kindness I may show,
If a good deed I may do
To a suffering fellow man,
Let me do it while I can.
No delay, for it is plain
I shall not pass this way again.
|ATTRIBUTION:||Author unknown, I Shall Not Pass This Way Again.The Best Loved Poems of the American People, ed. Hazel Felleman, p. 77 (1936).|