“If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.”
Part 1, Life VI.
Emily Dickinson [1830-1886].
Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett.
Published by Little, Brown and Company. 1955.