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George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (1856-07-26 – 1950-11-02) was an Irish playwright, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925.

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There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it.

Never wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.

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

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

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

Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability.

The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of women who love me.

Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.

Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.

Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.

It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.

The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don’t have it.