George Bernard Shaw


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  • ''There is nothing more dangerous than the conscience of a bigot.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Election speech, 1904. G.B.S. 90, p. 155, ed. S. Winsten, Dodd, Mead (1946). Also quoted in A. Emil Davies, "G.B.S. and Local Government."
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  • ''Man can climb to the highest summits; but he cannot dwell there long.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1897). Morell, in Candida, act 3, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 1, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1970).
  • ''What right has any human being to talk of bringing up a child? You do not bring up a tree or a plant. It brings itself up. You have to give it a fair chance by tilling the soil.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. "The Menace of the Leisured Woman," Platform and Pulpit, Hill and Wang (1961).
  • ''Martyrdom ... is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1897). General Burgoyne, in The Devil's Disciple, act 3, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).
  • ''Cruelty would be delicious if one could only find some sort of cruelty that didn't really hurt.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Mrs. Hushabye, in Heartbreak House, act 2.
  • ''The one point on which all women are in furious secret rebellion against the existing law is the saddling of the right to a child with the obligation to become the servant of a man.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1911). Getting Married, preface, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 4, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).
  • ''O Lord! I don't know which is the worst of the country, the walking or the sitting at home with nothing to do.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Mrs. Warren, in Mrs. Warren's Profession, act 2.
  • ''All great truths begin as blasphemies.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1918). Annajanska, in Annajanska, The Bolshevik Empress, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 5, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).
  • ''The only way for a woman to provide for herself decently is for her to be good to some man that can afford to be good to her.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Mrs. Warren, in Mrs. Warren's Profession, act 2.
  • ''Physically there is nothing to distinguish human society from the farm-yard except that children are more troublesome and costly than chickens and calves and that men and women are not so completely enslaved as farm stock.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. "The Personal Sentimental Basis of Monogamy," preface, Getting Married (1908).

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