Sunday, February 18

The Sunday Quote

Democracy is a devise which ensures that we shall be governed no better than we deserve.''

George Bernard Shaw (b. 26 July, 1856, d. November 2, 1950).
Shaw was born in Ireland but spent most of his adult life in England. Famed as a playwright, he wrote more than sixty plays; he was a very British thinker. Shaw was uniquely honoured by being awarded both a Nobel Prize (1925) for his contribution to literature and an Oscar (1938) for Pygmalion). He was a strong advocate for socialism and women's rights, a vegetarian and teetotaller, and a vocal enemy of formal education.

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