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George Bernard Shaw

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

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Go anywhere in England where there are natural, wholesome, contented, and really nice English people; and what do you always find? That the stables are the real center of the household.

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You cannot be a hero without being a coward.

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We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.

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The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.

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If the announcer can produce the impression that he is a gentlemen, he may pronounce as he pleases.

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If women were as fastidious as men, morally or physically, there would be an end of the race.

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Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.

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I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.

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People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them.

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I'm only a beer teetotaler, not a champagne teetotaler.

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