Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Who is George Bernard Shaw? Genius or Mad Man?

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright.  he wrote more than 60 plays. Nearly all his writings deal sternly with prevailing social problems, but have a vein of comedy to make their stark themes more palatable. Shaw examined education, marriage, religion, government, health care and class privilege.   Shaw wrote five unsuccessful novels at the start of his career between 1879 and 1883. Eventually all were published. Shaw was pro-Islam, Socialist-Marxist  and defended Hitler mass murder finally was the Nobel Prize Recipient in 1925.
Some of his most famous quotes.


A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
         George Bernard Shaw
 
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw
 A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.
George Bernard Shaw
 
Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them
George Bernard Shaw
 
Criminals do not die by the hands of the law. They die by the hands of other men.
George Bernard Shaw
 
Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
George Bernard Shaw
England and America are two countries separated by a common language.
George Bernard Shaw
 
Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.
George Bernard Shaw
 
Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich--something for nothing.
George Bernard Shaw
 
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
George Bernard Shaw
 
I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize.
George Bernard Shaw
 
If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion
George Bernard Shaw
 
If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
George Bernard Shaw
 If the lesser mind could measure the greater as a footrule can measure a pyramid, there would be finality in universal suffrage. As it is, the political problem remains unsolved.
George Bernard Shaw
 
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
George Bernard Shaw
 
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
George Bernard Shaw

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
George Bernard Shaw

Martyrdom is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.
George Bernard Shaw
 
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
George Bernard Shaw
 
Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad.
George Bernard Shaw
 
Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.
George Bernard Shaw
 
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
George Bernard Shaw
 
The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed but that he cannot believe anyone else.
George Bernard Shaw

4 comments:

Eyewitness said...

Thanks for sharing about George Bernard.
I don't care whether he was genius or mad man? I take his words (only those) which seem to be true.

Thanks once more.

Best Wishes

Mark said...

I like the words. Very thought provoking. I will definitly be reading more.

-Thank you,
-Mark

basi said...

Wonderful collection...... Nice Keep doing

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