“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” -Albert Pines
Albert Pines was a writer, and the official biographer of Mark Twain. He wrote poetry and essays, but none of his words are more widely circulated than the above quote.
There is not much that needs to be said about this quote. Albert Pines probably got the inspiration for this quote from interviewing Mark Twain or talking with any other great minds of the time. There is a beauty in this quotes simplicity and grandeur in its connotation. A simple man sees only the here, now, and himself. The wise man sees further, and as a result his work and name lives longer!