What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone? How else can we put ourselves in harmonious relation with the great verities and consolations of the infinite and the eternal? And I avow my faith that we are marching towards better days. Humanity will not be cast down. We are going on swinging bravely forward along the grand high road and already behind the distant mountains is the promise of the sun.
—Winston Churchill, 1908
btw, “You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give”, as inspiring a quote as it is, wasn’t spoken by Churchill. In any case, the above quote is significantly more poetic.