George Bernard Shaw


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George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. 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. He was also an essayist, novelist and short story writer. Nearly all his writings address prevailing social problems, but have a vein of comedy which makes their stark themes more palatable. Issues which engaged Shaw's attention included education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege.

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  • ''Of the three official objects of our prison system: vengeance, deterrence, and reformation of the criminal, only one is achieved; and that is the one which is nakedly abominable.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. First published in seven parts in the New York American (April 30-June 11, 1922). Cru...
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  • ''The lesson intended by an author is hardly ever the lesson the world chooses to learn from his book.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1903). Man and Superman, epistle dedicatory, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected...
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  • ''No severity of punishment deters when detection is uncertain, as it always must be.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. First published as "Reasonable Murder," Sunday Express (May 13, 1928). Crude Criminol...
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  • ''Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1903). Man and Superman, "The Revolutionist's Handbook," The Bodley Head Bernard Sha...
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  • ''You cannot have power for good without having power for evil too. Even mother's milk nourishes murderers as well as heroes.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1905). Cusins, in Major Barbara, act 3, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw:...
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  • Allen (3/22/2020 8:47:00 PM)

    Am scouring the net for a poem about a journalist who has to be funny. I think it was called I've got to be funny
    one line is 'The presents uncertain, the future is doubt" Not sure of the author.

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  • Jackie Ravenscroft (3/15/2019 6:59:00 AM)

    Hunting for poem about how wonderful it is to have a true friend
    Neither having to measure words or actions
    But knowing that a faithful heart will keep the worth of you, the wheat
    And with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.
    Was it George Bernard Shaw.?
    And

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  • Ahtesham afroz khan (6/24/2018 12:23:00 AM)

    Ahtesham afroz khan

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  • Patricia Gilkerson (7/8/2015 12:15:00 AM)

    I am looking for the poem Be true to thy self my love is all I ask of thee just don't to smile when you think of me is George B. Shaw the author?

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Best Poem of George Bernard Shaw

Langford Reed Saved The Limerick Verse

Langford Reed saved the limerick verse,
From being taken away in a hearse.
He made it so clean
Now it's fit for a queen,
Re-established for better or worse.

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