George Bernard Shaw

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. He was the first person to be awarded both a Nobel Prize and an Academy Award, receiving the 1925 Nobel Prize in Literature and sharing the 1938 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film version of Pygmalion.

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Every man over forty is a scoundrel.

Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.

Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us.

Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done.

Those who do not know how to live must make a merit of dying.

He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.

The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.

My reputation grows with every failure.

When I was young I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.

Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious.

Hell is full of musical amateurs.

It is most unwise for people in love to marry.

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

An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.

Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.

Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman but believing what he read made him mad.

If you leave the smallest corner of your head vacant for a moment other people's opinions will rush in from all quarters.

I never resist temptation because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.

I would like to take you seriously but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence.

The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post.

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