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Biography - George Bernard Shaw:

Irish playwright critic and polemicis.
Born: 1856 - Died: 1950
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.




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My difficulty is only an — enormous — difficulty of expression.




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A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion.
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The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
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Illusions fall away, like the peels of a fruit, one after another, and the fruit is experience.
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The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduce them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.
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Knowledge kills action; action requires the veils of illusion
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I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
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Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
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As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.
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Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way.
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Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
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Don't get involved in partial problems, but always take flight to where there is a free view over the whole single great problem, even if this view is still not a clear one.
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Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
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All great truths begin as blasphemies.
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Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
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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 be different.
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The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
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