Small and Obscure Deeds

Of all the will toward the ideal in mankind only a small part can manifest itself in public action. All the rest of this force must be content with small and obscure deeds. The sum of these, however, is a thousand times stronger than the acts of those who receive wide public recognition. The latter, compared to the former, are like the foam on the waves of a deep ocean.

From the Book Leading Quietly: An Unorthodox Guide to Doing the Right Thing, 2002, ISBN 1578514878

Copyright © 2002 by Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr

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