Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay 1938 Pygmalion
George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright. Born in Dublin, he moved to London at the age of twenty and lived in England for the remainder of his life.
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“The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact than a drunken man is happier than a sober one”
George Bernard Shaw
“Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.”
“The secret of forgiving everything is to understand nothing”
“A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”
“The lack of money is the root of all evil.”
“Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.”
“Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.”
“Two percent of the people think; three percent of the people think they think; and ninety-five percent of the people would rather die than think.”
“When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he will always declare that it is his duty.”
“In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.”
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