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George Bernard Shaw
(1856-1950) born on
Jul 26
Irish dramatist, critic. He is generally recognized as the best dramatist since Shakespeare; promoted social reform with "drama of ideas."
         
   
F
A learned man is an idler who kills time by study.

R
A man of great common sense and good taste --meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
A
A miracle is an event which creates faith. That is the purpose and nature of miracles. . . . Frauds deceive. An event which creates faith does not deceive: therefore it is not a fraud, but a miracle.
N
A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
K
A drama critic is a man who leaves no turn unstoned.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Man and Superman."
R: Caesar and Cleopatra, "Notes: Julius Caesar" (1906).
A: The Archbishop, in Saint Joan, sc. 2.
N: The Doctor's Dilemma, "The Technical Problem," Preface (1911).
K: In NY "Times," 5 Nov 50
   


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