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

Those who do not know how to live must make a merit of dying.


The heretic is always better dead. And mortal eyes cannot distinguish the saint from the heretic.


Science never solves a problem without creating ten more.


If women were particular about men's characters, they would never get married at all.


Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.


He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.


No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.


Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.


Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.


If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.


There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.


Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.


You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.


The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and about all time.


Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.


Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent.


Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.


When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.


An index is a great leveller.


The only secrets are the secrets that keep themselves.


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