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George Bernard Shaw
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Biography : Irish playwright critic and polemicis.
Born: 1856 - Died: 1950
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
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Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
George Bernard Shaw - Heartbreak house - 






All great truths begin as blasphemies.
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Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
George Bernard Shaw - Man and Superman - 






Man can climb to the highest summits; but he cannot dwell there long.
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The best reformers the world has ever seen are those who commence on themselves.
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Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
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The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world : the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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He who can, does. He who can't, teaches.
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If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
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A man always describes himself unconsciously whenever he describes anyone else.
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Life is a flame that is always burning itself out; but it catches fire again every time a child is born.
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The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound.
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My way of joking is telling the truth.
It is the funniest joke in the world.

George Bernard Shaw - John Bull's Other Island - 






Lack of money is the root of all evil.
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Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.
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In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it's more dangerous to lose than to win.
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What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
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I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence.
George Bernard Shaw






The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
George Bernard Shaw






It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.
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Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
George Bernard Shaw






There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.
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You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
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If women were particular about men's characters, they would never get married at all.
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The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.
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Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.
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The love of economy is the root of all virtue.
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If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.
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There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
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