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George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (1856-07-26 1950-11-02) was an Irish playwright, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925.
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Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it onto future generations.

George Bernard Shaw

Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.

George Bernard Shaw

If you are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life, your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.

George Bernard Shaw

Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious.

George Bernard Shaw

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.

George Bernard Shaw

There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.

George Bernard Shaw

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

George Bernard Shaw

Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad.

George Bernard Shaw

I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual Irish way by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could.

George Bernard Shaw

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.

George Bernard Shaw

I am a Millionaire. That is my religion.

George Bernard Shaw

Nothing ever is done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done.

George Bernard Shaw

To be clever enough to get a great deal of money, one must be stupid enough to want it.

George Bernard Shaw

The liar's punishment ... is that he cannot believe anyone else.

George Bernard Shaw

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.

George Bernard Shaw

There are no secrets better kept than the secrets that everybody guesses.

George Bernard Shaw

I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize.

George Bernard Shaw

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

George Bernard Shaw

Every man over forty is a scoundrel.

George Bernard Shaw

Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.

George Bernard Shaw

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.

George Bernard Shaw

It is most unwise for people in love to marry

George Bernard Shaw

No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.

George Bernard Shaw

This is the true joy in life -- being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one...

George Bernard Shaw

Hell is to drift; heaven is to steer.

George Bernard Shaw
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