It is no use my liking or disliking; I do what must be done, and have no time to attend myself. That is not happiness, but it is greatness.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) British playwright and critic
Caesar and Cleopatra, Act IV [Cleopatra] (1898)

Full text. An variation on this is frequently quoted, but I haven't been able to find a source: "Forget about likes and dislikes. They are of no consequence. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness."

Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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