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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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An actress is not a lady; at least, when she is, she is not an actress.

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The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she's treated.

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Alcohol is a very necessary article. It enables Parliament to do things at eleven at night that no s ...

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Music is the brandy of the damned.

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Woman reduces us all to a common denominator.

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If at age 20 you are not a Communist then you have no heart. If at age 30 you are not a Capitalist t ...

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Youth, what a pity to waste it on the young.

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Fear is choosing the safe course

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Virtue is insufficient temptation.

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Write your Sad times in Sand, Write your Good times in Stone.

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Vulgarity in a king flatters the majority of the nation.

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Vulgarity is a necessary part of a complete author's equipment; and the clown is sometimes the best ...

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Nowadays a parlor maid as ignorant as Queen Victoria was when she came to the throne would be classe ...

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Don't think you can frighten me by telling me that I am alone. France is alone. God is alone. And th ...

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The sound body is the product of the sound mind.

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