George Bernard Shaw: Man & Supermans, Dedicatory Letter

by faithgibson on March 4, 2014

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 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 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.

In memory of my mother, whose was born March 4th, 1923

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