Shaw : Madam, we've already established that. Now we are haggling over the price. Similar remarks are also attributed to Winston Churchill , Groucho Marx and to Mark Twain I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears to me to possess that assimilating capability to the changing phase of existence which can make itself appeal to every age. The world must doubtless attach high value to the predictions of great men like me. I have prophesied about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today.
The medieval ecclesiastics, either through ignorance or bigotry, painted Muhammadanism in the darkest colours.
They were in fact trained both to hate the man Muhammad and his religion. To them Muhammad was Anti-Christ. I have studied him — the wonderful man, and in my opinion far from being an Anti-Christ he must be called the Saviour of Humanity. I believe that if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it the much-needed peace and happiness.
But to proceed, it was in the 19th century that honest thinkers like Carlyle , Goethe and Gibbon perceived intrinsic worth in the religion of Muhammad, and thus there was some change for the better in the European attitude towards Islam. But the Europe of the present century is far advanced.
It is beginning to be enamoured of the creed of Muhammad. A portion of the statement also appears quoted in The Islamic Review , Vol. Misattributed [ edit ] The United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language. Widely attributed to Shaw beginning in the s, esp. Otis] was quite English, and was an excellent example of the fact that we have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language" from Oscar Wilde's short story "The Canterville Ghost".
Variant : The English and the Americans are two peoples divided by a common language. If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas. George Bernard Shaw never said these words, but Charles F.
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Brannan did. Ireland in the New Century by Horace Plunkett Often quoted as: Irish history is something no Englishman should forget and no Irishman should remember. You can't make a man a Christian unless you first make him believe he is a sinner. Lin Yutang , The Importance of Living , p. B: What do you think what a person I am? Fields, Bertrand Russell, H. Wells, Woodrow Wilson and others. However, the earliest example of this basic story found by QI did not spotlight any of the persons just listed [ The story was retold for decades.
Famous men were substituted into the role of the individual making the proposition. Occasionally, the individual who received the proposition was also described as famous, but typically she remained unidentified. McIntyre printed a version of the anecdote that he says was sent to him as a newspaper clipping. What do you think I am? Sprachsoziologische Aspekte in der dramatischen Sprachgestaltung Bernard Shaws. Literatur und Konversation: Sprachsoziologie und Pragmatik in der Literaturwissenschaft.
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