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While browsing in a second-hand bookshop one day, George Bernard Shaw was amused to find a copy of one of his own works which he himself had inscribed for a friend: "To ----, with esteem, George Bernard Shaw."He immediately purchased the book and returned it to the friend with a second inscription: "With renewed esteem, George Bernard Shaw.

- George Bernard Shaw

If an imaginative boy has a sufficiently rich mother who has intelligence, personal grace, dignity of character without harshness, and a cultivated sense of the best art of her time to enable her to make her house beautiful, she sets a standard for him against which very few women can struggle, besides effecting for him a disengagement of his affections, his sense of beauty, and his idealism from his specifically sexual impulses.

- George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion

An idiot child screaming in a hospital." (on George Bernard Shaw)

- H.G. Wells

The author relates George Bernard Shaw's sentiments that polite conversation excludes the only two subjects that matter, religion and politics.

- Lyle Wesley Dorsett

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.

- George Bernard Shaw

The weak may not be admired and hero-worshipped; but they are by no means disliked or shunned; and they never seem to have the least difficulty in marrying people who are too good for them. They may fail in emergencies; but life is not one long emergency: it is mostly a string of situations for which no exceptional strength is needed, and with which even rather weak people can cope if they have a stronger partner to help them out.

- George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion

His only weakness was the habit of prophesying war within the next fortnight. George Bernard Shaw

- Barbara W. Tuchman, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914

The problem with communication…is the illusion that is has been accomplished.

- George Bernard Shaw

I am absolutely convinced of the lack of true scientific evidence in favour of Darwinian dogma. Nobody in the biological sciences, medicine included, needs Darwinism at all. Darwinism is certainly needed, however, in order to pose as a philosopher, since it is primarily a worldview. And an awful one, as George Bernard Shaw used to say.

- Raul O. Leguizamon

There's only one way of escaping trouble; and that's killing things." Henry Higgins, Act V, Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw

- D.E. Ireland

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.