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Looking for the source/author and complete phrase for:

There's a little bit of bad in most of us
And a whole lot of good in the rest of us

 
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Maybe that quote of yours came from this Ella Wheeler Wilcox poem... and maybe not. I'll keep up the search. Have a fantastical day!

Which are You?
THERE are two kinds of people on earth to-day;
Just two kinds of people, no more, I say.
Not the sinner and saint, for it's well understood,
The good are half bad, and the bad are half good.
Not the rich and the poor, for to rate a man's wealth,
You must first know the state of his conscience and health.
Not the humble and proud, for in life's little span,
Who puts on vain airs, is not counted a man.
Not the happy and sad, for the swift flying years
Bring each man his laughter and each man his tears.
No; the two kinds of people on earth I mean,
Are the people who lift, and the people who lean.
Wherever you go, you will find the earth's masses,
Are always divided in just these two classes.
And oddly enough, you will find too, I ween,
There's only one lifter to twenty who lean.
In which class are you? Are you easing the load,
Of overtaxed lifters, who toil down the road?
Or are you a leaner, who lets others share
Your portion of labor, and worry and care?

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"If you are sure you understand everything that is going on, you are hopelessly confused."
~ Walter Mondale

 
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I think it's a separate entity, and that it has at least three or four more lines, one of which is something along the line of

But there's so much bad in the best of us
And so much good in the worst of us
That it hardly behooves any of us
To say anything at all about the rest of us.

I am thinking that I heard it as a child, which would mean it was floating around in the 1950s, maybe even the late 1940s. But can I remember where I saw it, or from whom I heard it? Heck no. Good philosophy, though, I think
 
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After a little more looking, I did find this citation:

There is so much good in the worst of us,
And so much bad in the best of us,
That it hardly becomes any of us
To talk about the rest of us.
~Edward Wallis Hoch

Now my remaining question is, Who was Edward Wallis Hoch?
 
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And here's another round; I take it that Hoch was a newspaperman.

There is so much good in the worst of us,
And so much bad in the best of us,
That it hardly behooves any of us
To talk about the rest of us.
Edward Wallis Hoch, Marion (Kansas) Record
(1849 - 1925)
 
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