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66Fifteen quotes by George Bernard Shaw99

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 - 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama, and he wrote more than 60 plays. Nearly all his writings deal sternly with prevailing social problems, but have a vein of comedy to make their stark themes more palatable. Shaw examined education, marriage, religion, government, health care and class privilege.

66Alcohol is the anaesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.99 [+]

66All great truths begin as blasphemies.99 [+]

66Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time.99 [+]

66Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature.99 [+]

66If all the economists in the world were laid end to end, they wouldn't reach a conclusion.99 [+]

66Marriage is popular because it provides the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.99 [+]

66Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it.99 [+]

66Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.99 [+]

66The 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.99 [+]

66The folly of youth is wasted on the young.99 [+]

66The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.99 [+]

66There is no sincerer love than the love of food.99 [+]

66There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it. 99 [+]

66We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.99 [+]

66Youth is such a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.99 [+]

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