George Bernard Shaw


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  • ''Shirley: I wouldn't have your conscience, not for all your income. Undershaft: I wouldn't have your income, not for all your conscience.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1905). Major Barbara, act 2, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 3, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).
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  • ''There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Sir George Crofts, in Mrs. Warren's Profession, act 3.
  • ''Whenever an obviously well founded statement is made in England by a person specially well acquainted with the facts, that unlucky person is instantly and frantically contradicted by all the people who obviously know nothing about it.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. first published in The Nation [Britain] (Feb. 8, 1908). "Waste and the Censor," , ed. Bernard F. Dukore, Penn State Press (1993).
  • ''Life on board a pleasure steamer violates every moral and physical condition of healthy life except fresh air.... It is a guzzling, lounging, gambling, dog's life. The only alternative to excitement is irritability.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. letter, Oct. 17, 1899. Collected Letters, vol. 2 (1972). written while on a six-week Mediterranean cruise aboard the S.S. Lusitania.
  • ''As long as you don't fly openly in the face of society, society doesn't ask any inconvenient questions; and it makes precious short work of the cads who do. There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1898). Sir George Crofts, in Mrs. Warren's Profession, act 3, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 1, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1970).
  • ''Defeatism is the wretchedest of policies.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. "What Is My Religious Faith?" Sixteen Self Sketches, Constable (1949).
  • ''Whenever you wish to do anything against the law, Cicely, always consult a good solicitor first.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1900). Sir Howard, in Captain Brassbound's Profession, act 1, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).
  • ''Anything that makes you laugh. But the finest sort draws a tear along with the laugh.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. First published in The Candid Friend (May 18, 1901). "Who I Am, and What I Think," Sixteen Self Sketches, Constable (1949). On humor.
  • ''If you value a man's regard, strive with him. As to liking, you like your newspaper—and despise it.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Letter, September 25, 1896, to actress Ellen Terry. Collected Letters, vol. 1.
  • ''The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier: the manners and habits of a duke would cost a city clerk his situation.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1907). Major Barbara, preface, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 3, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).

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