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George Bernard Shaw

1856-1950. Irish comic dramatist, literary critic, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925.

Books by George Bernard Shaw

It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.

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Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

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There is no love sincerer than the love of food.

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We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.

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What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.

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Some men see things as they are and say, ''Why?'' I of dream things that never were, and say, ''Why not?''

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It is all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.

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The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.

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Dying is a troublesome business: there is pain to be suffered, and it wrings one's heart; but death is a splendid thing --a warfare accomplished, a beginning all over again, a triumph. You can always see that in their faces.

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