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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I'm an atheist and I thank God for it.

The minority is sometimes right, the majority always wrong.

It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.

She had lost the art of conversation, but not unfortunately the power of speech.

People become attached to their burdens, sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.

In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.

It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.

There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and, at last, you create what you will.

Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.

Americans adore me, and will go on adoring me, until I say something nice about them.

Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.

Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.

Miracles in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles.

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold.

Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power, but that of self interest backed by force.

An asylum for the sane would be empty in America.

There is nothing more dangerous than the conscience of a bigot.

If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your close,t you'd best teach it to dance.

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