George Bernard Shaw


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  • ''The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. letter, Sept. 25, 1899, to Edward Rose. Collected Letters 1898-1910, ed. by Dan H. Laurence (1972).
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  • ''Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1903). Man and Superman, "The Revolutionist's Handbook," The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).
  • ''We live in an atmosphere of shame. We are ashamed of everything that is real about us; ashamed of ourselves, of our relatives, of our incomes, of our accents, of our opinions, of our experience, just as we are ashamed of our naked skins.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Tanner, in Man and Superman, act 1.
  • ''Worst of all, there is no sign of any relaxation of antisemitism. Logically it has nothing to do with Fascism. But the human race is imitative rather than logical; and as Fascism spreads antisemitism spreads.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. letter, Feb. 13, 1935, to Augustin Hamon. Collected Letters 1926-1950, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1988).
  • ''Civilized society is one huge bourgeoisie: no nobleman dares now shock his greengrocer.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Man and Superman, preface (1903).
  • ''There is no love sincerer than the love of food.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Tanner, in Man and Superman, act 1.
  • ''The test of a man's or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel. Anybody can behave well when things are going smoothly.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1898). Craven, in The Philanderer, act 3, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 1, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1970).
  • ''Titles distinguish the mediocre, embarrass the superior, and are disgraced by the inferior.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1903). Man and Superman, "The Revolutionist's Handbook," The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).
  • ''To make Democracy work, you need an aristocratic democracy. To make Aristocracy work, you need a democratic aristocracy.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1910). Tarleton, in Misalliance, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 4, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).
  • ''A veteran journalist ... has never had time to think twice before he writes.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. First published in the London Daily News (May 8, 1928). Crude Criminology, "On Rewards for Convictions and 'Scientific' Evidence," Doctors' Delusions, Crude Criminology, and Sham Education, Constable (1950).

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