I don't know if it was because I was brought up in the church and have heard and learned so many scriptures in my life - but when I read the quote - immediately the verse popped into my mind as well. Sometimes I think folks - quote this verse as an excuse for the sin in their lives - "I'm no better and no worse than anyone else," but the second part of the verse - that is not very often quoted as well - is the important part. We have been given the 'way out' to become holy and enter into a relationship with God, because He made that way for us.
What decision we make at that point - is where we can glimpse our state of 'no better / no worse' than someone else.
The continued context of the passage is:
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and all are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. Romans 3:23-24
How very thankful I am for 'the way out.'
We are freely justified.
We are redeemed.
Thank you Lord!!
(Another photo of the same trees is here: Shimmerville/Roll )