“Youth is wasted on the young.”
July 26th marks what would be George Bernard Shaw's 156th birthday. In the course of his career, Shaw authored more than 60 plays. When 'Pygmalion' – his most famous work – was adapted into a British film by the same name, he became the only individual to receive both a Nobel Prize for Literature and an Oscar. Many of Shaw's witticisms have become deeply embedded in modern dialogue. A survey of many of his most famous aphorisms are included in 'Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists' by James Geary. Here are a dozen of them.