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George Bernard Shaw

Irish playwright and 1935 Nobel prize winner; b. 1856; d. 1950

Aphorisms Attributed to This Aphorist

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Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.

George Bernard Shaw, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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A reasonable man adapts himself to suit his environment. An unreasonable man persists in attempting to adapt his environment to suit himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw, in Altruism and Cynicism and Vice and Virtue