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George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)
Irish dramatist & socialist [more author details]
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If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
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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.
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George Bernard Shaw
Lack of money is the root of all evil.
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George Bernard Shaw
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
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Martyrdom is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.
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No man can be a pure specialist without being in the strict sense an idiot.
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One man who has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men haven't and don't.
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Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
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Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad.
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Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.
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The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
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The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed but that he cannot believe anyone else.
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The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time.
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The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
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The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not.
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The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity.
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We have not lost faith, but we have transferred it from God to the medical profession.
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We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
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