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George Bernard Shaw

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George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright.

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  • “The greatest of evils and the worst of crimes is poverty.”[1]
Simple: Poverty is the greatest evil and the worst crime.
  • “All great truths begin as blasphemies.”[2]
Simple: All great truths begin in the form of blasphemies.
  • “You can't be a hero without being a coward.”[3]
Simple: You can be a hero only if you are a coward.
  • “You're not a man, you're a machine.”[4]


  1. Major Barbara (1905). Preface
  2. Annajanska (1919)
  3. John Bull's Other Island (1907). Preface
  4. Arms and the Man, Act III (1898)

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