Sunday, October 09, 2005

Life is a splendid torch!

"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no 'brief candle' to me. It is sort of a splendid torch which I have a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it over to future generations."
~ George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
British playwright & novelist
More quotes about: Brevity, Community, Complaints, Death, Force, Future, Generations, Happiness, Joy, Life, Nature, Privilege, Purpose, Selfishness, Work, World

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