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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Irish dramatist, novelist and critic
(1856 - 1950)
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The only way for a woman to provide for herself decently is for her to be good to some man that can afford to be good to her.
      - Mrs. Warren's Profession [Women]

A great devotee of the Gospel of Getting On.
      - Mrs. Warren's Profession (act IV)
        [Success]

You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
      - O'Flaherty, V.C. [Patriotism : World Peace]

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
      - Parents and Children [Hell]

People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.
      - Parents and Children [Life]

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for its occupation.
      - Parents and Children [Leisure]

Every child has a right to its own bent. . . . It has a right to find its own way and go its own way, whether that way seems wise or foolish to others, exactly as an adult has. It has a right to privacy as to its own doings and its own affairs as much as if it were its own father.
      - Parents and Children--The Manufacture of Monsters
        [Children]

There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
      - Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant [Religion]

Gin was mother's milk to her.
      - Pygmalion [Liquor]

I don't want to talk grammar, I want to talk like a lady.
      - Pygmalion [Speech]

It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him.
      - Pygmalion [Speech]

Walk! Not bloody likely.
      - Pygmalion [Impossibility]

How can what an Englishman believes be heresy? It is a contradiction in terms.
      - Saint Joan [England]

Must then a Christ perish in torment in every age to save those that have no imagination?
      - Saint Joan [Salvation]

No Englishman is ever fairly beaten.
      - Saint Joan [England]

Political necessities sometimes turn out to be political mistakes.
      - Saint Joan [Politics]

One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't.
      - The Apple Cart [Intelligence]

What Englishman will give his mind to politics as long as he can afford to keep a motor car?
      - The Apple Cart [Politics]

History, sir, will tell lies as usual.
      - The Devil's Disciple [History]

I never expect a soldier to think.
      - The Devil's Disciple [Soldiers]

Martyrdom . . .is the only way a man can become famous without ability.
      - The Devil's Disciple [Martyrdom]

The British soldier can stand up to anything except the British War Office.
      - The Devil's Disciple [Soldiers]

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity.
      - The Devil's Disciple
        [Indifference : Inhumanity]

All professions are conspiracies against the laity.
      - The Doctor's Dilemma (act I) [Occupations]

There is at bottom only one genuinely scientific treatment for all diseases, and that is to stimulate the phagocytes.
      - The Doctor's Dilemma (act I) [Medicine]


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