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Man and Superman

By George Bernard Shaw

QUOTATION: It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.
ATTRIBUTION: George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. “Maxims for Revolutionists: Stray Sayings,” Man and Superman (1903).

QUOTATION: The most revolutionary invention of the Nineteenth Century was the artificial sterilization of marriage.
ATTRIBUTION: George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. “Maxims for Revolutionists: Marriage,” Man and Superman (1903).

QUOTATION: Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
ATTRIBUTION: George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1903). Man and Superman, “The Revolutionist’s Handbook,” The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).

QUOTATION: Give women the vote, and in five years there will be a crushing tax on bachelors.
ATTRIBUTION: George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. “Epistle Dedicatory,” Man and Superman (1903).

QUOTATION: Mendoza: I am a brigand: I live by robbing the rich. Tanner: I am a gentleman: I live by robbing the poor.
ATTRIBUTION: George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1903). Man and Superman, act 3, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).

QUOTATION: Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.
ATTRIBUTION: George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Don Juan, in Man and Superman, act 3.

QUOTATION: If women were as fastidious as men, morally or physically, there would be an end of the race. ATTRIBUTION: George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. “Epistle Dedicatory,” Man and Superman (1903).

QUOTATION: Self-denial is not a virtue: it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.
ATTRIBUTION: George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. “Maxims for Revolutionists: Virtues and Vices,” Man and Superman (1903).

QUOTATION: The lesson intended by an author is hardly ever the lesson the world chooses to learn from his book.
ATTRIBUTION: George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1903). Man and Superman, epistle dedicatory, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).

QUOTATION: Englishmen never will be slaves: they are free to do whatever the Government and public opinion allow them to do.
ATTRIBUTION: George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. The Devil, in Man and Superman, act 3.

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