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George Bernard Shaw
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"A drama critic is a man who leaves no turn unstoned."
"A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."
"A man never tells you anything until you contradict him."
"A mind of the calibre of mine cannot derive its nutriment from cows."
"A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected."
"A reasonable man adapts himself to his environment. An unreasonable man persists in attempting to adapt his environment to suit himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
"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."
"All great truths begin as blasphemies."
Truth & Lies
"Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends."
"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?"
"Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world."
"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance."
"Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire."
"Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve."
"Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few."
"Every man over forty is a scoundrel."
"Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week."
"First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity."
"Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones. All men mean well."
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