George Bernard Shaw


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  • ''If there was twenty ways of telling the truth and only one way of telling a lie, the Government would find it out. It's in the nature of governments to tell lies.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1917). O'Flaherty, in O'Flaherty, V.C., The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 4, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).
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  • ''Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny: they have only shifted it to another shoulder.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. "The Revolutionist's Handbook," preface, Man and Superman (1903).
  • ''Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Hypatia, in Misalliance.
  • ''The British blockade won the war; but the wonder is that the British blockhead did not lose it. I suppose the enemy was no wiser. War is not a sharpener of wits.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1919). O'Flaherty, V.C., preface, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 4, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).
  • ''Laws, religions, creeds, and systems of ethics, instead of making society better than its best unit, make it worse than its average unit, because they are never up to date.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1895). The Sanity of Art, Major Critical Essays, Constable (1948).
  • ''If parents would only realize how they bore their children!''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1910). Hypatia, in Misalliance, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 4, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).
  • ''The weakness of the man who, when his theory works out into a flagrant contradiction of the facts, concludes "So much the worse for the facts: let them be altered," instead of "So much the worse for my theory."''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1895). The Sanity of Art, Major Critical Essays, Constable (1948).
  • ''It will do you no good if I get over this. A doctor's reputation is made by the number of eminent men who die under his care.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. statement, Sept. 14, 1950 (at age 94) to his doctor. Bernard Shaw: The Lure of Fantasy 1918-1951, Random House (1991).
  • ''Better see rightly on a pound a week than squint on a million.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant, preface (1898).
  • ''A country where every citizen is free to suppress liberty.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1907). The Sanity of Art, preface, Major Critical Essays, Constable (1948).

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