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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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Never resist temptation: prove all things: hold fast that which is good.

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Taxes are the chief business of a conqueror of the world.

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Hell is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself.

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Fashions are induced epidemics.

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I sing, not arms and the hero, but the philosophic man: he who seeks in contemplation to discover th ...

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The conversion of a savage to Christianity is the conversion of Christianity to savagery.

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If we have come to think that the nursery and the kitchen are the natural sphere of a woman, we have ...

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Assassination on the scaffold is the worst form of assassination.

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When you read a biography remember that the truth is never fit for publication.

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“It is fortunate to come of distinguished ancestry. - It is not less so to be such that people do ...

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“The best reformers the world has ever seen are those who commence on themselves”

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“I'm only a beer teetotaler, not a champagne teetotaler.”

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“Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned”

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