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Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

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George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950) Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. Awarded the 1925 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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das leben ist keine kurze kerze für mich. Es ist eine Art prächtige Fackel, die ich vorerst im Griff habe, und ich möchte, dass sie so hell wie möglich brennt, bevor sie an zukünftige Generationen weitergegeben wird.

La vie n'est pas une bougie courte pour moi. c’est une sorte de magnifique flambeau que j’ai saisi pour le moment et que je souhaite faire brûler aussi fort que possible avant de le transmettre aux générations futures.

la vita non è una breve candela per me. è una specie di splendida torcia che per il momento ho preso e voglio farla bruciare il più brillantemente possibile prima di consegnarla alle generazioni future.

het leven is geen korte kaars voor mij. het is een soort prachtige fakkel die ik nu in de greep heb en ik wil het zo helder mogelijk laten branden voordat ik het aan toekomstige generaties doorgeef.

a vida não é uma breve vela para mim. é uma espécie de tocha esplêndida que eu tenho para o momento, e eu quero fazê-la brilhar o mais intensamente possível antes de passá-la para as gerações futuras.

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