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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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“Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature!”

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“The surest way to ruin a man who doesn't know how to handle money is to give him some.”

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Every man over forty is a scoundrel.

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Youth is wasted on the young.

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Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three ...

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Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.

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Syllables govern the world.

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A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.

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A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.

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

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

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A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.

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A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

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“Every man over forty is a scoundrel.”

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