Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Splendid Torch

"This is the true joy in life, the being used 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 whole community, and as long as I live, it is my privileged 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 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."
-George Bernard Shaw

Just came across this powerful quote and feel it is so pertinent to my current slightly agitated mood. So today I am going to strive to be a force of nature instead of "a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances." Wish me luck :)


  1. Great quote! Thank you for sharing!


  2. This is an awesome quote! Good luck in your endeavors, I'll do the same ;)