George Bernard Shaw 1856 – 1950 was an Irish playwright, theatre critic and political activist, joining the socialist Fabian Society for which he penned many pamphlets. 
He was awarded the Nobel Prize of Literature in 1925. 
‘The reasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself, therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man’ 
‘If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience’ 
‘A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing’ 
‘Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself’ 
‘You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live’ 
‘He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career’ 
‘He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches’ 
‘We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it’ 
‘Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same’ 
‘There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it’ 
‘Criminals do not die by the hands of the law. They die by the hands of other men’ 
‘Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh’ 
‘Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough’ 
‘A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic’ 
‘Hell is full of musical amateurs’ 
‘If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance’ 
‘Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it’ 
‘You see things; and you say, Why? But I dream things that never were; and I say, Why Not?’ 
‘Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children’ 
‘Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get’ 
‘The golden rule is that there are no golden rules’ 
‘We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy’ 
‘Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing’ 
‘Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve’ 
‘No man can be a pure specialist without being in the strict sense an idiot’ 
‘The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that’s the essence of inhumanity’ 
‘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’ 
‘The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it’ 
‘One man who has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven’t and don’t’ 
‘The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed but that he cannot believe anyone else’ 
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