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

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold.


My reputation grows with every failure.


The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.


One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't.


When a man says money can do anything, that settles it: he hasn't got any.


Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.


If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

    Topics: Family

A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.


Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't!


The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.


The truth is, hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honor.


The art of government is the organisation of idolatry.


We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.


What Englishman will give his mind to politics as long as he can afford to keep a motor car?


A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.


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.


I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.


The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.


We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.


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