So much good in the worst of us, so much bad in the best of us.
Asked Jul 20, 2007, 03:41 AM
Bishop Fulton Sheen said, in a radio program, "The good are not always good in all things, and the wicked are not always wicked in all things. As it has been said, 'There is so much good in the worst of us and so much bad in the best of us,' that it ill behooves any of us to talk about the rest of us.' "
A too cool quote, I thought, so I googled it to find out who said it and was surprised to see it attributed to
Robert Louis Stevenson
Thornton Wilder (used in a play)
Edward Wallis Hoch
... and there may be more.
How is it that such a modern saying (not more than 150 years old) can get lost like that? Does anyone have a source for who really said it?
Last edited by RickJ; Apr 24, 2008 at 08:11 AM.