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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Irish dramatist, novelist and critic
(1856 - 1950)
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Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.
      - [Society]

Eternal is the fact that the human creature born in Ireland and brought up in its air is Irish. I have lived for twenty years in Ireland and for seventy-two in England; but the twenty came first and in Britain I am still a foreigner and shall die one.
      - quoted in "Ireland in Mind", Alice Leccese Powers, ed. (2000)
        [Ireland]

Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.
      - [Inevitable]

Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.
      - [Life]

Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics.
      - [Fashion]

Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.
      - [Thinking]

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

Folly is the direct pursuit of happiness and beauty.
      - [Folly]

Get married, but never to a man who is home all day.
      - [Marriage]

Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not.
      - [Health]

Great art is never produced for its own sake. It is too difficult to be worth the effort.
      - [Art]

Great Britain and the United States are nations separated by a common language.
      - attributed to,
        but not found in his writings
        [America : England : Language]

Hamlet's experience simply could not have happened to a plumber.
      - [Shakespeare]

Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated.
      - [Hatred]

He is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature.
      - [Custom]

He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
      - [Teaching]

He who has never hoped can never despair.
      - [Despair]

Here there is no hope, and consequently no duty, no work, nothing to be gained by praying, nothing to be lost by doing what you like. Hell, in short, is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself.
      - [Hell]

How can you dare teach a man to read until you've taught him everything else first?
      - [Teaching]

I believe in Michelangelo, Velasquez, and Rembrandt; in the might of design, the mystery of color, the redemption of all things by Beauty everlasting, and the message of Art that has made these hands blessed. Amen. Amen.
      - [Artists]

I don't know if there are men on the moon, but if there are they must be using the earth as their lunatic asylum.
      - [Insanity]

I have to live for others and not for myself; that's middle class morality.
      - [Morality]

I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going.
      - [Taxation]

I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.
      - [Temptation]

I never thought much of the courage of a lion-tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.
      - [Courage]


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