Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute
Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
Experience fails to teach where there is no desire to learn
Write your Sad times in Sand, Write your Good times in Stone
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing
Not to have a thing is less humiliating than to beg it
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won
Whoever gives advice to a heedless man is himself in need of advice
Quiet people have the loudest minds
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin
I never forget a face, but in your case, I'll be glad to make an exception.
Military Leader, Politician
Actor, Playwright, Poet
Playwright, Poet, Writer
Artist, Playwright, Poet
Politician, Religious Leader
Playwright, Poet, Singer
Politician, U.S President
Inventor, Politician, Scientist, Writer
Lawyer, Politician, U.S President
Lawyer, Philosopher, Poet, Politician