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George Bernard Shaw
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"Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't!"
"Every man over forty is a scoundrel."
"The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality."
"A true artist will let his wife starve, his children go barefoot, his mother drudge for his living at seventy, sooner than work at anything but his art."
"Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course."
"Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended."
"Beauty is all very well at first sight; but whoever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?"
"Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire."
"A man never tells you anything until you contradict him."
"The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it."
"Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few."
"Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve."
"If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion."
"If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton. You may as well make it dance."
"In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it."
"A mind of the calibre of mine cannot derive its nutriment from cows."
"Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends."
"It is necessary for the welfare of society that genius should be privileged to utter sedition, to blaspheme, to outrage good taste, to corrupt the youthful mind, and generally to scandalize one's uncles."
"When we know what God is, we shall be gods ourselves."
"A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."
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