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Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday Motivator: Shaw 'Nuff

On this day in 1856, Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw was born. Among his notable works were Mrs. Warren's Profession, Arms and the Man, Man and Superman, and Pygmalion (which would later be adapted into the much beloved Lerner and Lowe musical, My Fair Lady.)
Shaw could certainly turn a phrase, and he imparted much wisdom in his lifetime. Here are a few of my favorite inspirational and/or thought-provoking Shaw quotes:

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."

"Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve."

"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will."

"A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth."

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

"The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed but that he cannot believe anyone else."

"All great truths begin as blasphemies. "

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