Life is no “brief candle” for me – George Bernard Shaw
This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; ………….
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” for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.