09 September 2011

One of My Favorite Passages

This is the true joy of life, the being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself  as a mighty one; being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little 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 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.  Life is no "brief candle" to me.   It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

George Bernard Shaw

Wonderful words to live by. . . .

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