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George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic and polemicist whose influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man and Superman (1902), Pygmalion (1912) and Saint Joan (1923). With a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory, Shaw became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.

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We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without produ ...

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“A man of great common sense and good taste is a man without originality or moral courage.”

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The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life.

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If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning ...

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