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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No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.

Without art the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.

I want to be all used up when I die.

Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent.

The frontier between hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things.

The heretic is always better dead. And mortal eyes cannot distinguish the saint from the heretic.

What Englishman will give his mind to politics as long as he can afford to keep a motor car?

Do not do unto others as you expect they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.

The truth is hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honor.

One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't.

General consultant to mankind.

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.

Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating very few survive.

Most people do not pray, they only beg.

Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness but it is greatness.

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.

It's easier to replace a dead man than a good picture.

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

The moment we want to believe something we suddenly see all the arguments for it and become blind to the arguments against it.

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