only one

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 something
that I can do.
– Edward Evert Hale

Edward Evert Hale: an American author, historian and Unitarian clergyman.
Hale was born in 1822.
He entered Harvard at 13 years old.
Hale was licensed to preach as a Unitarian minister in 1842.

He later pastored a Congregational church in New York City from 1859-1899, and died in 1909.

His short stories made him famous. By the turn of the century, Hale was recognized as among the nation’s most important men of letters.