Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage: it can be delightful.

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish


Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage: it can be delightful. George Bernard Shaw

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