George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

Irish-born playwright
26 July 1856 — 2 November 1950

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

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Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. All progress depends on the unreasonable man.

We don`t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

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

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The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.

You see things and say "Why?"; but I dream things that never were and I say "Why not?".

Hatred is the coward`s revenge for being intimidated.

We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.


My reputation grows with every failure.

Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it.

It`s so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

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


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