How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.

Shakespeare - how far that little candle - wist_info quote

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English dramatist and poet
Merchant of Venice, Act 5, sc. 1, l. 99ff [Portia] (1597)

In some versions, "So shines a good deed in a weary world."

Sometimes attributed to Roald Dahl; Willy Wonka uses the line toward the end of the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971).

Added on 11-Aug-16 | Last updated 29-Jun-22
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