George Bernard Shaw Quote of the Week from Greg Bover

“The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact than a drunken man is happier than a sober one.”

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Born in Ireland, Shaw was the author of more than 60 plays, including “Pygmalion” on which “My Fair Lady” was based. Shaw also wrote literary and political criticism, novels, short stories and essays, many featuring his thoughtfully humorous outlook on life. An ardent and life-long Fabian socialist, he was a founder of the London School of Economics, as well as an early vegetarian, anti-vivisectionist, and a supporter of eugenics. He is the only person to have won both a Nobel Prize and an Oscar. It was Shaw who observed that “England and America are two countries separated by a common language.”

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