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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Irish dramatist, novelist and critic
(1856 - 1950)
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Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability.
      - [Respect]

Morality consists in suspecting other people of not being legally married.
      - [Morality]

My father must have had some elementary education for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately.
      - [Education]

My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity.
      - [Words]

My specialty is being right when other people are wrong.
      - [Right]

Never waste jealousy on a real man: it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run.
      - [Jealousy]

Newspapers are unable, seemingly to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilization.
      - [Newspapers]

No man can be a pure specialist without being in the strict sense an idiot.
      - [Experts]

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
      - [Self-respect]

No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.
      - [Questions]

Nobel prize money is a life-belt thrown to a swimmer who has already reached the shore in safety.
      - [Reward]

Nothing is ever accomplished by a reasonable man.
      - [Accomplishments]

Nothing soothes me more after a long and maddening course of pianoforte recitals than to sit and have my teeth drilled.
      - [Music]

Of all the damnable waste of human life that ever was invented, clerking is the very worst.
      - [Business]

Old men are dangerous it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.
      - [Old Age]

Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.
      - [Patriotism]

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
      - [Patriotism]

Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
      - [Peace]

People get nothing out of books but what they bring to them.
      - [Books]

People who are hard, grasping and always ready to take advantage of their neighbors become very rich.
      - [Avarice]

Reviewing has one advantage over suicide: in suicide you take it out on yourself; in reviewing you take it out on other people.
      - [Criticism]

Rich men without convictions are more dangerous in modern society than poor women without chastity.
      - [Avarice]

She had lost the art of conversation, but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.
      - [Speech]

The art of government is the organization of idolatry.
      - [Government]

The best reformers the world has ever seen are those who commence on themselves.
      - [Reform]


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