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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Irish dramatist, novelist and critic
(1856 - 1950)
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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.
      - The Doctor's Dilemma (act V) [Humor]

Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.
      - The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface on Doctors,
        an essay, The Latest Theories
        [Immortality]

Nothing is more dangerous than a poor doctor: not even a poor employer or a poor landlord.
      - The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface on Doctors,
        an essay, The Latest Theories [Doctors]

Take the utmost care to get well born and well brought up.
      - The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface on Doctors,
        an essay, The Latest Theories [Care]

Treat persons who profess to be able to cure disease as you treat fortune tellers.
      - The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface on Doctors,
        an essay, The Latest Theories [Quacks]

Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out.
      - The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface on Doctors,
        an essay, The Latest Theories [Health]

Attention and activity lead to mistakes as well as to successes; but a life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
      - The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface on Doctors
         (The Technical Problem), an essay
        [Mistake : Usefulness]

The trouble, Mr. Goldwyn, is that you are only interested in art and I am only interested in money.
      - The Great Goldwyn, by Alva Johnson [Money]

Money is indeed the most important thing in the world; and all sound and successful personal and national morality should have this fact for its basis.
      - The Irrational Knot [Money]

Reminiscences make one feel so deliciously aged and sad.
      - The Irrational Knot [Memory]

A man who has no office to go to--I don't care who he is--is a trial of which you can have no conception.
      - The Irrational Knot (ch. XVIII)
        [Idleness : Work]

There is nothing so bad or so good that you will not find Englishmen doing it; but you will never find an Englishman in the wrong. He does everything on principle. He fights you on patriotic principles; he robs you on business principles; he enslaves you on imperial principles; he bullies you on manly principles; he supports his king on loyal principles and cuts off his king's head on republican principles.
      - The Man of Destiny [England]

The fickleness of the woman I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
      - The Philanderer (act II) [Love : Women]

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.
      - The Showing-Up of Blanco Posnet [Murder]

The novelties of one generation are only the resuscitated fashions of the generation before last.
      - Three Plays for Puritans (preface)
        [Fashion]

A day's work is a day's work, neither more nor less, and the man who does it needs a day's sustenance, a night's repose, and due leisure, whether he be a painter or ploughman.
      - Unsocial Socialist (ch. V) [Work]

Woman's dearest delight is to wound Man's self-conceit, though Man's dearest delight is to gratify hers.
      - Unsocial Socialist (ch. V) [Women]

You sometimes have to answer a woman according to her womanishness, just as you have to answer a fool according to his folly.
      - Unsocial Socialist (ch. XVIII) [Women]

The great advantage of a hotel is that it's a refuge from home life.
      - You Never Can Tell [Hotels]

You never can tell.
      - You Never Can Tell, title of a play
        [Knowledge]


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