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George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw

Producing more than 52 plays and playlets during his lifetime, George Bernard Shaw is considered by critics to be one of the most accomplished British playwrights since Shakespeare.., Shaw was born in Ireland and studied music and art at the same time. At 16, he started to write reviews for Irish newspapers, but only one was ever accepted. Though he authored a few novels, Shaw became known…

Date of Birth: July 26, 1856
Date of Death: November 02, 1950


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George Bernard Shaw

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." George Bernard Shaw
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"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh." George Bernard Shaw
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"One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't." George Bernard Shaw
The Apple Cart (1928), Act I Spoken by the character Proteus, the Prime Minister in a satirical play about political philosophies. The quote is preceded by, "If you all start quarrelling and scolding and bawling, which is just what he wants you to do, it will end in his having his own way as usual, because one man that has a mind..." The "he" that is referenced here is the King in the play. Add Category or Author

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"Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time." George Bernard Shaw
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"He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches." George Bernard Shaw
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"Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not." George Bernard Shaw
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"Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations." George Bernard Shaw
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"As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death." George Bernard Shaw
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"In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language: the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it." George Bernard Shaw
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"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." George Bernard Shaw
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"A happy family is but an earlier heaven." George Bernard Shaw
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"There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it." George Bernard Shaw
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"Put an Irishman on the spit and you can always get another Irishman to turn him." George Bernard Shaw
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"When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them. But when they are away, we console ourselves for their absence by dwelling on their vices." George Bernard Shaw
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"Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love." George Bernard Shaw
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"Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth." George Bernard Shaw
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"You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'" George Bernard Shaw
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"Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children." George Bernard Shaw
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"I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence." George Bernard Shaw
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"Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed." George Bernard Shaw
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"If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example." George Bernard Shaw
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