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George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)
Irish dramatist & socialist [more author details]
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He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
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George Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara (1907) act 3
When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
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George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
Beware of the man whose God is in the skies.
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George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists"
Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
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George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists"
Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
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George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists"
He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
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George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists"
It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.
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George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists"
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
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George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists"
Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.
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George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists"
The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
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George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists"
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.
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George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists"
Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing: age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing.
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George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists"
There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
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George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) act 1
An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.
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George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) act 3
Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.
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George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) act 3
Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
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George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903), Maxims for Revolutionists
A learned man is an idler who kills time with study. Beware of his false knowledge: it is more dangerous than ignorance.
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George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, 1903
This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
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George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Epistle Dedicatory
Liberty also means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
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George Bernard Shaw, Maxims for Revolutionists
A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
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George Bernard Shaw, Parents and Children (1914) "Children's Happiness"
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