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

If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance.


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


Do not do unto others as you expect they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.


Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none.


Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself.


Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.


Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.


The frontier between hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things.


He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.


Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.


I have to live for others and not for myself: that's middle-class morality.


Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.


Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.


What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts.


People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.


The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.


Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.


We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.


The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.


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


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