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I hear you say "Why?" Always "Why?" You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?"
George Bernard Shaw (Back to Methuselah, 1920)
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
There is something that holds us together, something that has no word... "Love. Love. Love..."
George Bernard Shaw (Back to Methuselah, 1920)
He is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature.
George Bernard Shaw (Caesar and Cleopatra, 1898)
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman, 1903)
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
George Bernard Shaw (Candida, 1894)
My way of joking is to tell the truth. It is the funniest joke in the world.
George Bernard Shaw (John Bull's Other Island, 1904)
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
George Bernard Shaw (Immaturity, 1879)
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw (Annajanska, 1919)
Beware of the man whose god is in the skies.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903)
Martyrdom... is one way in which a man can become famous without ability.
George Bernard Shaw (The Devil's Disciple, 1901)
The lesson intended by an author is hardly ever the lesson the world chooses to learn from his book.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Epistle Dedicatory, 1903)
He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903)
It is not enough to know what is good: you must be able to do it.
George Bernard Shaw (Back to Methuselah, 1920)
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
George Bernard Shaw
Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity.
George Bernard Shaw
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
George Bernard Shaw (Everybody's Political What's What, 1944)
He who has never hoped can never despair.
George Bernard Shaw (Caesar and Cleopatra, 1898)
There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman, 1903)
At present there is not a single credible established religion in the world.
George Bernard Shaw (Major Barbara, 1905)
He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
George Bernard Shaw (Major Barbara - Act III, 1905)
Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.
George Bernard Shaw (Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet, 1911)
Do not try to live for ever. You will not succeed.
George Bernard Shaw (The Doctor's Dilemma, 1906)
Where there is no knowledge ignorance calls itself science.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903)
Remember that the progress of the world depends on your knowing better than your elders.
George Bernard Shaw (A Treatise on Parents and Children, 1910)
In heaven an angel is nobody in particular.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903)
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
George Bernard Shaw (Back to Methuselah, 1920)
Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903)
Consistency is the enemy of enterprise, just as symmetry is the enemy of art.
George Bernard Shaw (Quoted in Collected Letters: 1926 - 1950, 1988)
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
George Bernard Shaw
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George Bernard Shaw Biography

Born: July 26, 1856
Died: November 2, 1950

George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright and activist. He is best known for his abundant plays and his contribution to literature. He was also awarded a Nobel Prize for literature in 1925.

Notable Works
Mrs Warren's Profession (1893)
Candida (1894)
You Never Can Tell (1897)
The Devil's Disciple (1897)
Caesar and Cleopatra (1898)
Man and Superman (1903)
Major Barbara (1905)
The Doctor's Dilemma (1906)
Getting Married (1908)
Misalliance (1910)
Androcles and the Lion (1912)
Pygmalion (1912)
Annajanska (1917)
Heartbreak House (1919)
Back to Methuselah (1920)
Saint Joan (1923)
The Apple Cart (1928)
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