We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. — George Bernard Shaw
Shaw was a multi-talented British man who won the Nobel Peace Prize in Literature (1925) and was a voice for the working class. During his life he accomplished the following:
- Co-founder of the London School of Economics.
- Wrote 60 plays
- Worked as a journalist writing ‘highly articulate’ articles
- Short-story Writer
Shaw wrote about the social problems of his time — especially the exploitation of the working class. His writing included dark comedy and satire. A socialist, Shaw also wrote for the Fabian Society, and helped further its causes, such as equal rights for men and women, alleviating abuses of the working class, and promoting healthy lifestyles.
He died in 1950 at the age of 90.
More quotes From Shaw:
- Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
- Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
- Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open.
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