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 dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.

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

Until the men of action clear out the talkers, we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none.

Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.

You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.

Political necessities sometime turn out to be political mistakes.

The British soldier can stand up to anything except the British War Office.

Youth is wasted on the young.

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.

Better never than late.

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.

We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.

The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing and doing it very well ever loses his self-respect.

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.

Clever and attractive women do not want to vote, they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.

Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut and a woman who can't sleep with the window open.

Find enough clever things to say and you're a Prime Minister, write them down and you're a Shakespeare.

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