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is no brief candle to me...
it is a sort of splendid torch
which I am permitted to hold for a moment...
I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations"
George Bernard Shaw
Quoted by J. Keith Brimacombe on the occasion of his
dinner speech in Ottawa at
which he received the NSERC
Canada Gold Medal, June 11, 1997.