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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“Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.”
George Bernard Shaw
“Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.”
“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”
“Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.”
“In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.”
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”
“The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity”
“It is a woman's business to get married as soon as possible, and a man's to keep unmarried as long as possible”
“Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid.”
“My way of joking is telling the truth; that is the funniest joke in the world”
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