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George Bernard Shaw
July 26, 1856 - November 2, 1950
Nationality: Irish
Category: Dramatist
Subcategory: Irish Dramatist

Political necessities sometime turn out to be political mistakes.


The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.


There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses.


I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.


A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.


People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.


England and America are two countries separated by the same language.


We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.


Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.


When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.


I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence.


There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.


Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.


It is most unwise for people in love to marry.


Every man over forty is a scoundrel.


Property is organized robbery.


It's easier to replace a dead man than a good picture.


The minority is sometimes right; the majority always wrong.


Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.


If you leave the smallest corner of your head vacant for a moment, other people's opinions will rush in from all quarters.


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