Who said this?
There is living tapestry of men and women and people and the beauty of that tapestry and the quality of our lives will depend upon how much each of us is prepared to take responsibility for ourselves and each of us prepared to turn round and help by our own efforts those who are unfortunate.
This whole unscripted verbatim sentence (taken from an interview) was too long to remember, and the concept somewhat too difficult to grasp because it balanced four ingredients: individuals, quality of life, personal responsibility and helping others.
Possibly because of that, the shorter sentence which preceded this remark, carrying only one ingredient, was remembered instead.
What was that sentence?