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Quote For The Week: Don’t Stop Playing

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. — George Bernard Shaw

shawWho was 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
  • Novelist
  • Short-story Writer
  • Essayist

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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Quote For The Week: Listen To The Wind

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I come now, at this late juncture of my life, to this sudden realization. I have no destination, no real destination, in the literal sense. The destination, the place toward which my life is tending, is the journey itself and not the final stopping place. How I get there is more important than whether I arrive, although I will arrive, and what I must try to remember, now more than ever, is to listen to the wind, and the wind will tell me what to do.First You Have To Row A Little Boat by Richard Bode.

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Quote for the Week: Don’t Take Anything Personally

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Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves. All people live in their own dream, in their own mind; they are in a completely different world than the one we live in. When we take something personally, we make the assumption that they know what is in our world, and we try to impose our world on their world.The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz

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