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

Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.


The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.


It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.


Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare.


A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.


A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.


Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability.


Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.


It's so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right.


If you injure your neighbour, better not do it by halves.


Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.


If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example.


The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.


You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.


Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.


The natural term of the affection of the human animal for its offspring is six years.


Virtue is insufficient temptation.


The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.


The love of economy is the root of all virtue.


Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it.


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