We, the ready Led by the unknowing room doing the difficult For the ungrateful We have actually done so lot For so lengthy With so little We are currently qualified To do anything with nothing

(Contemporary versions begin with "we, the unwilling", i m sorry makes much less sense if girlfriend ask me.)

This individual quote has actually been deadline to all sorts that sources: Konstantin Jireček, mommy Theresa, French soldiers, etc. Yet in all cases, ns cannot find an originating file (haven"t tried academic databases).

The earliest attributions ns can find are anonymous and also date earlier to the mid-70s: 1975 (abbrevs), 1977. So who claimed this quote, or walk Jireček and Mother Theresa really invoke it independently at various times? ns imagine the Jireček quote, if real, would have been translated from Czech or one more Slavic language, which can be why i can"t uncover the original.




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The 1872 physics training pamphlets says:

Is it not wiser to an initial show the members of the college Board what systematic thorough work we have the right to do v the time and room lock willingly give us (we have the right to do anything with nothing, if we make up our mental to do it)

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I discovered an slightly earlier example the the full quote 보다 what is provided by quoteinvestigator.

The 4 April 1974 Stilwell Democrat-Journal says:

This sign appears on the wall surface of the office at regional store: "We the ready led through the unknowing space doing the difficult for the ungrateful We have actually done so much for so long with so small we are currently qualified to carry out anything with, nothing."


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