George Bernard Shaw Biography

George Bernard Shaw, Dramatist
Occup.Dramatist
FromIreland
BornJuly 26, 1856
Dublin, Ireland
DiedNovember 2, 1950
Aged94 years
George Bernard Shaw was an Irish dramatist, doubter, and political activist who was born upon July 26, 1856, in Dublin, Ireland. He was the kid of a civil servant and also his partner, as well as he matured in an upper-middle-class family members.

Shaw was a starved viewers from a young age and started creating plays as a young adult. Nevertheless, his job as a dramatist did not take off till his late thirties, when his play "Mrs. Warren's Occupation" was produced in London in 1902. He went on to become one of the most prominent and also prolific dramatists of the early 20th century, with over 60 plays to his name.

Along with his job as a playwright, Shaw was likewise a noticeable doubter as well as essayist. He composed evaluations for various newspapers as well as publications and also was a singing supporter for a wide variety of political as well as social causes, including ladies's suffrage, socialism, as well as pet civil liberties.

Shaw's plays were understood for their sharp wit, social commentary, as well as debatable subject matter. A few of his most well-known plays include "Pygmalion", "Guy and also Superman", and "Saint Joan". He won the Nobel Reward in Literary Works in 1925 for his payments to the world of literary works and dramatization.

Offstage, Shaw was understood for his eccentric personality and also his unusual views. He was a vegetarian and also a teetotaler, and also he promoted for sex-related liberty as well as open marital relationships. He was married to Charlotte Payne-Townshend, a well-off Irish heiress, however they lived mostly separate lives.

Shaw passed away on November 2, 1950, at the age of 94. He is kept in mind as one of the greatest dramatists and literary figures of the 20th century, as well as his impact can still be seen in contemporary theater as well as literature.

Our collection contains 167 quotes who is written / told by George, under the main topics: Life - Sports - Age - Funny - Travel.

Related authors: Gilbert K. Chesterton (Writer), Orison Swett Marden (Writer), David Lloyd George (Statesman), H.G. Wells (Author), Alfred Noyes (Poet), Fiona Shaw (Actress), Henrik Ibsen (Poet), Samuel Butler (Poet), Chris Noth (Actor), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete)

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167 Famous quotes by George Bernard Shaw

Small: There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage
"There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage"
Small: What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child
"What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child"
Small: A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell
"A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell"
Small: Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty what is the mat
"Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness"
Small: Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability
"Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability"
Small: Science never solves a problem without creating ten more
"Science never solves a problem without creating ten more"
Small: Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that
"Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads"
Small: The liars punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone els
"The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else"
Small: Old men are dangerous: it doesnt matter to them what is going to happen to the world
"Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world"
Small: It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid
"It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid"
Small: An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable
"An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable"
Small: What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitu
"What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts"
Small: England and America are two countries separated by the same language
"England and America are two countries separated by the same language"
Small: All great truths begin as blasphemies
"All great truths begin as blasphemies"
Small: A man never tells you anything until you contradict him
"A man never tells you anything until you contradict him"
Small: Assassination is the extreme form of censorship
"Assassination is the extreme form of censorship"
Small: A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul
"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul"
Small: A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out
"A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out"
Small: I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while
"I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while"
Small: I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad
"I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad"
Small: Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest
"Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children"
Small: The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier
"The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier"
Small: We dont stop playing because we grow old we grow old because we stop playing
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing"
Small: Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything
"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything"
Small: Syllables govern the world
"Syllables govern the world"
Small: Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time
"Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time"
Small: Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive
"Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive"
Small: Some look at things that are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?
"Some look at things that are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?"
Small: Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to
"Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family"
Small: People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it
"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it"
Small: People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them
"People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them"
Small: Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous
"Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous"
Small: Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it
"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it"
Small: There is no sincerer love than the love of food
"There is no sincerer love than the love of food"
Small: There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it
"There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it"
Small: The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it
"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it"
Small: The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react
"The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react"
Small: The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post
"The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post"
Small: The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want
"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"
Small: The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or
"The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not"
Small: The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in
"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"
Small: The only secrets are the secrets that keep themselves
"The only secrets are the secrets that keep themselves"
Small: The natural term of the affection of the human animal for its offspring is six years
"The natural term of the affection of the human animal for its offspring is six years"
Small: The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to
"The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it"
Small: The minority is sometimes right the majority always wrong
"The minority is sometimes right; the majority always wrong"
Small: It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics
"It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics"
Small: If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning fro
"If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience"
Small: Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few
"Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few"
Small: Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force
"Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force"
Small: Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole wor
"Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me"
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