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Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
26.7. 1856 Dublin – 2.11. 1950 Ayot Saint Lawrence (County Hertfordshire); lebte ab 1876 in London.
Irischer Schriftsteller, Journalist, Musik- und Theaterkritiker

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
Vermutlich aus: Preface to The Doctor's Dilemma, 1906
“Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
George Bernard Shaw über Glück
"That a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one." – Androcles and the Lion, Vorwort, 1916
"Why should we take advice on sex from the pope?
If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't!"
"The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship."
Mrs. Warren's Profession. Vorwort – shaw Eine Zensur findet nicht statt.
"England and America are two countries separated by a common language."
The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations. Ware 1996, siehe shaw Amerikanische Literatur
Über Vorurteile
"The only man who behaved sensibly was my tailor; he took my measurement anew every time he saw me, while all the rest went on with their old measurements and expected them to fit me."
"Beware of the man whose God is in the skies."
. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations. Ware 1996
George Bernard Shaw nochmals über Glück
"But a lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth."
"There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it."
Beide Zitate aus Man and Superman. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations. Ware 1996
"We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it." – Candida. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations. Ware 1996
Siehe auch shaw Glück - Sinn - Zufriedenheit.
"I often quote myself, it adds spice to my conversation."
The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations. Ware 1996
"Religion is a great force – the only real motive force in the world; but you must get a man through his own religion, not through yours."The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations. Ware 1996
"Christianity might be a good thing if anyone ever tried it."
The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations. Ware 1996
"Never believe anything a writer tells you about himself. A man comes to believe in the end the lies he tells himself about himself." – The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations. Ware 1996
"He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career."
Major BarbaraThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations. Ware 1996
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
Man and Superman "Maxims: Reason"The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations. Ware 1996
 

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