portrait of George Bernard Shaw
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Quotes of the Day for 26 July 2001 – George Bernard Shaw

Today's birthday list includes some prodigious creative forces: musician Mick Jagger (1943), movie directors Stanley Kubrick (1928) and Blake Edwards (1922), and authors Aldous Huxley (1894) and Bernard Shaw (1856). Shaw's quotes have the most bite, here are a few favorites.

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The quotes:

Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.

He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.

I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while.

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.
     - All today's quotes are from George Bernard Shaw, 1856 - 1950


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