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Quotes by George Bernard Shaw

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Wikipedia Summary for 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, polemicist and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man and Superman (1902), Pygmalion (1912) and Saint Joan (1923). With a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory, Shaw became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Born in Dublin, Shaw moved to London in 1876, where he struggled to establish himself as a writer and novelist, and embarked on a rigorous process of self-education. By the mid-1880s he had become a respected theatre and music critic. Following a political awakening, he joined the gradualist Fabian Society and became its most prominent pamphleteer. Shaw had been writing plays for years before his first public success, Arms and the Man in 1894. Influenced by Henrik Ibsen, he sought to introduce a new realism into English-language drama, using his plays as vehicles to disseminate his political, social and religious ideas. By the early twentieth century his reputation as a dramatist was secured with a series of critical and popular successes that included Major Barbara, The Doctor's Dilemma and Caesar and Cleopatra.

Shaw's expressed views were often contentious; he promoted eugenics and alphabet reform, and opposed vaccination and organised religion. He courted unpopularity by denouncing both sides in the First World War as equally culpable, and although not a republican, castigated British policy on Ireland in the postwar period. These stances had no lasting effect on his standing or productivity as a dramatist; the inter-war years saw a series of often ambitious plays, which achieved varying degrees of popular success. In 1938 he provided the screenplay for a filmed version of Pygmalion for which he received an Academy Award. His appetite for politics and controversy remained undiminished; by the late 1920s he had largely renounced Fabian Society gradualism and often wrote and spoke favourably of dictatorships of the right and left—he expressed admiration for both Mussolini and Stalin. In the final decade of his life he made fewer public statements, but continued to write prolifically until shortly before his death, aged ninety-four, having refused all state honours, including the Order of Merit in 1946.

Since Shaw's death scholarly and critical opinion about his works has varied, but he has regularly been rated among British dramatists as second only to Shakespeare; analysts recognise his extensive influence on generations of English-language playwrights. The word Shavian has entered the language as encapsulating Shaw's ideas and his means of expressing them.

Quote: We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of brown Scottish fold in brown thick-pile blanket
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We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.


Quote: Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of short-beak red bird on tree
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Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.


Quote: If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of person in blue denim jeans and brown leather boots
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If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.


Quote: We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of silhouette photography of trees and sky
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We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.


Quote: Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of elephant play with brown sand
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Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.


Quote: The surest way to ruin a man who doesn't know how to handle money is to give him some. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of selective focus of butterfly on flower
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The surest way to ruin a man who doesn't know how to handle money is to give him some.


Quote: Beware of the man whose God is in the skies. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of person holding silver iPhone 6
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Beware of the man whose God is in the skies.


Quote: I like a bit of mongrel myself, whether it's a man or a dog. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of adult black and tan dachshund
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I like a bit of mongrel myself, whether it's a man or a dog.


Quote: Lack of money is the root of of all evil. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of white and black boat on sea during daytime
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Lack of money is the root of of all evil.


Quote: God is on the side of the big battalions. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of man in black and white zip up jacket
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God is on the side of the big battalions.


Quote: The universal regard for money is the one hopeful fact in our civilization. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of multicolored heart LED light on wall
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The universal regard for money is the one hopeful fact in our civilization.


Quote: Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of person standing on rock beside body of water between green trees
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Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.


The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.


Quote: He who has never hoped can never despair. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of person wearing round black analog watch at 9:46
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He who has never hoped can never despair.


Quote: Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of sunset forest
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Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.


Quote: Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of couple sitting near trees during golden hour
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Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.


Quote: Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of three person looking stars and milky way
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Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.


Quote: Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of brown and black butterfly on yellow flower
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Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability.


Quote: Every man over forty is a scoundrel. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of person sitting on concrete bench
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Every man over forty is a scoundrel.


Quote: Beauty is a short-lived tyranny. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of yellow flower
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Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.


Quote: What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts.


Quote: It is most unwise for people in love to marry. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of two gold-colored skeleton keys
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It is most unwise for people in love to marry.


Quote: A happy family is but an earlier heaven. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of kids walking on road
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A happy family is but an earlier heaven.


Quote: No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of cluster of stars in the sky
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No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.


Quote: The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.


Quote: The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound.


Quote: We sing in a church, why can we not dance there? by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

We sing in a church, why can we not dance there?


Quote: The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood.


Quote: Decency is indecency's conspiracy of silence. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Decency is indecency's conspiracy of silence.


Quote: Decency cannot be discussed without indecency! by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Decency cannot be discussed without indecency!


Quote: The roulette table pays nobody   except him that keeps it.  Nevertheless a passion for gaming is common,   though a passion   for keeping roulette tables is unknown. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The roulette table pays nobody except him that keeps it. Nevertheless a passion for gaming is common, though a passion for keeping roulette tables is unknown.


Quote: In art, as in politics, there is no such thing as gratitude. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

In art, as in politics, there is no such thing as gratitude.


Quote: This is the true joy-the being used for the purpose recognized as a mighty one. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

This is the true joy-the being used for the purpose recognized as a mighty one.


Quote: Love is the gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Love is the gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.


Quote: Youth is such a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Youth is such a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.


Quote: Forget about likes and dislikes. They are of no consequence. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Forget about likes and dislikes. They are of no consequence. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.


Quote: A man's interest in the world is only an overflow from his interest in himself. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A man's interest in the world is only an overflow from his interest in himself.


Quote: When people shake their heads because we are living in a restless age, ask them how they would like to live in a stationary one, and do without change. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

When people shake their heads because we are living in a restless age, ask them how they would like to live in a stationary one, and do without change.


Quote: Do not try to live forever, you will not succeed. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Do not try to live forever, you will not succeed.


Quote: People exaggerate the value of things they haven't got: everybody worships truth and unselfishness because they have no experience with them. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

People exaggerate the value of things they haven't got: everybody worships truth and unselfishness because they have no experience with them.


Quote: People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.


Quote: Most people go to their grave with their music inside them. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Most people go to their grave with their music inside them.


Quote: Science, never solves a problem without creating ten more. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Science, never solves a problem without creating ten more.


Quote: Independence? That's middle-class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Independence? That's middle-class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.


Quote: Only fools repeat the same things over and over, expecting to obtain different results. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Only fools repeat the same things over and over, expecting to obtain different results.


Quote: Hinduism is so elastic and subtle that the most profound Methodist and crudest Idolator are equally at home with it. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Hinduism is so elastic and subtle that the most profound Methodist and crudest Idolator are equally at home with it.


Quote: A good intention is like the seed of a tree whose fruit we do not know. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A good intention is like the seed of a tree whose fruit we do not know.


Quote: Every profession is a conspiracy against the laity. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Every profession is a conspiracy against the laity.


Quote: This planet is obviously being used as an insane asylum by other planets. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

This planet is obviously being used as an insane asylum by other planets.


Quote: Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books nobody reads. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

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


Quote: In order to fully realize how bad a popular play can be, it is necessary to see it twice. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

In order to fully realize how bad a popular play can be, it is necessary to see it twice.


Quote: Martyrdom... is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Martyrdom... is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.


Quote: You see things and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?' by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

You see things and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'


Quote: He who has never hoped, can never despair. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

He who has never hoped, can never despair.


Quote: This is the true joy of life, the being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

This is the true joy of life, the being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one.


Quote: I have nothing to offer you but my strength for your defence, my honesty for your surety, my ability and industry for your livelihood, and my authority and position for your dignity. That is all it becomes a man to offer a woman. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I have nothing to offer you but my strength for your defence, my honesty for your surety, my ability and industry for your livelihood, and my authority and position for your dignity. That is all it becomes a man to offer a woman.


Quote: Hell is full of musical amateurs. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Hell is full of musical amateurs.


Quote: There are no secrets better kept than the secrets that everybody guesses. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

There are no secrets better kept than the secrets that everybody guesses.


Quote: The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

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


Quote: Science is always wrong. It never solves a problem without creating ten more. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Science is always wrong. It never solves a problem without creating ten more.


Quote: Animals are my friends, and I don't eat my friends. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Animals are my friends, and I don't eat my friends.


Quote: When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport. When a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport. When a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.


Quote: Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again everytime a child is born. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again everytime a child is born.


Quote: It is easy -- terribly easy -- to shake a man's faith in himself. To take advantage of that, to break a man's spirit is devil's work. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

It is easy -- terribly easy -- to shake a man's faith in himself. To take advantage of that, to break a man's spirit is devil's work.


Quote: When you read a biography remember that the truth is never fit for publication. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

When you read a biography remember that the truth is never fit for publication.


Quote: Most of the money given by rich people in 'charity' is made up of conscience money, 'ransom,' political bribery, and bids for titles.... One buys moral credit by signing a cheque, which is easier than turning a prayer wheel. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Most of the money given by rich people in 'charity' is made up of conscience money, 'ransom,' political bribery, and bids for titles.... One buys moral credit by signing a cheque, which is easier than turning a prayer wheel.


Quote: We don't stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

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


Quote: The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

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


Quote: I'm not a teacher: only a fellow-traveller of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead- ahead of myself as well as you. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I'm not a teacher: only a fellow-traveller of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead- ahead of myself as well as you.


Quote: Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.


Quote: The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed but that he cannot believe anyone else. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed but that he cannot believe anyone else.


Quote: Some men see things as they are and say, 'Why. ' I dream of things that never were, and say, 'Why not?' by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Some men see things as they are and say, 'Why. ' I dream of things that never were, and say, 'Why not?'


Quote: In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language: the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language: the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it.


Quote: The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination.


Quote: People get tired of everything, and of nothing sooner than of what they most like. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

People get tired of everything, and of nothing sooner than of what they most like.


Quote: Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody can read. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

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


Quote: Here there is no hope, and consequently no duty, no work, nothing to be gained by praying, nothing to be lost by doing what you like. Hell, in short, is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Here there is no hope, and consequently no duty, no work, nothing to be gained by praying, nothing to be lost by doing what you like. Hell, in short, is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself.


Quote: Hell is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Hell is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself.


Quote: No man fully capable of his own language ever masters another. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

No man fully capable of his own language ever masters another.


Quote: Revelations: A curious record of the visions of a drug addict. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Revelations: A curious record of the visions of a drug addict.


Quote: Boasting about modesty is typical of the English. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Boasting about modesty is typical of the English.


Quote: A conquered nation is like a man with cancer: he can think of nothing else. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A conquered nation is like a man with cancer: he can think of nothing else.


Quote: The worst cliques are those which consist of one man. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The worst cliques are those which consist of one man.


Quote: A man's own self is the last person to believe in him, and is harder to cheat than the rest of the world. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A man's own self is the last person to believe in him, and is harder to cheat than the rest of the world.


Quote: My opportunities were still there, nay, they multiplied tenfold; but the strength and youth to cope with them began to fail, and to need eking out with the shifty cunning of experience. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

My opportunities were still there, nay, they multiplied tenfold; but the strength and youth to cope with them began to fail, and to need eking out with the shifty cunning of experience.


Quote: I was convinced that Ceylon is the cradle of the human race because everybody there looks an original. All other nations are obviously mass produced. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I was convinced that Ceylon is the cradle of the human race because everybody there looks an original. All other nations are obviously mass produced.


Quote: We have in England a curious belief in first-rate people, meaning all the people we do not know; and this consoles us for the undeniable second-rateness of the people we do know. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

We have in England a curious belief in first-rate people, meaning all the people we do not know; and this consoles us for the undeniable second-rateness of the people we do know.


Quote: Decency is indecency's conspiracy of silence. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Decency is indecency's conspiracy of silence.


Quote: There is always danger for those who are afraid. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

There is always danger for those who are afraid.


Quote: Truth telling is not compatible with the defence of the realm. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Truth telling is not compatible with the defence of the realm.


Quote: Just as I cannot remember any time when I could not read and write, I cannot remember any time when I did not exercise my imagination in daydreams about women. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Just as I cannot remember any time when I could not read and write, I cannot remember any time when I did not exercise my imagination in daydreams about women.


Quote: No sooner had Jesus knocked over the dragon of superstition than Paul boldly set it on its legs again in the name of Jesus. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

No sooner had Jesus knocked over the dragon of superstition than Paul boldly set it on its legs again in the name of Jesus.


Quote: A book is like a child: it is easier to bring it into the world than to control it when it is launched there. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A book is like a child: it is easier to bring it into the world than to control it when it is launched there.


Quote: The road to ignorance is paved with good editors. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The road to ignorance is paved with good editors.


Quote: We educate one another; and we cannot do this if half of us consider the other half not good enough to talk to. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

We educate one another; and we cannot do this if half of us consider the other half not good enough to talk to.


Quote: When a prisoner sees the door of his dungeon open, he dashes for it without stopping to think where he shall get his dinner outside. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

When a prisoner sees the door of his dungeon open, he dashes for it without stopping to think where he shall get his dinner outside.


Quote: The trouble with the media is that it seems unable to distinguish between the end of the world and a bicycle accident. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The trouble with the media is that it seems unable to distinguish between the end of the world and a bicycle accident.


Quote: Nobody could stand an eternity of Heaven. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Nobody could stand an eternity of Heaven.


Quote: What is wrong with the prosaic Englishman is what is wrong with the prosaic men of all countries: stupidity. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

What is wrong with the prosaic Englishman is what is wrong with the prosaic men of all countries: stupidity.


Quote: There is nothing so bad or so good that you will not find Englishmen doing it; but you will never find an Englishman in the wrong. He does everything on principle. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

There is nothing so bad or so good that you will not find Englishmen doing it; but you will never find an Englishman in the wrong. He does everything on principle.


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