Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Worldwide Benefactors

What worldwide benefactors these “imprudent” men are! How prudently most men creep into nameless graves; while now and then one or two forget themselves into immortality.

Wendell Phillips, from Speech on Lovejoy

Note: “Wendell Phillips” is the last entry in Volume 7 of Elbert Hubbard’s Little Journeys.


Anonymous said...

fascinating quote William... though i knew one who forgot himself in immortality... suffice to say, it didn't last long.

William Michaelian said...

Nothing ever does, Rahina; even forever is gone in the blink of an eye.