Boyle Eng 9A

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Satirists by Mind Map: Satirists

1. George Bernard Shaw

1.1. All great truths begin as blasphemies.

1.2. Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.

1.3. Every man over forty is a scoundrel.

1.4. First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.

1.5. He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.

1.6. Hell is full of musical amateurs.

2. Oscar Wilde

2.1. A true friend stabs you in the front.

2.2. All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.

2.3. Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.

2.4. Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.

3. Voltaire

3.1. A witty saying proves nothing.

3.2. Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.

3.3. Business is the salt of life.

3.4. Better is the enemy of good.

3.5. Clever tyrants are never punished.

3.6. Common sense is not so common.

4. Jonathan Swift

4.1. Books, the children of the brain.

4.2. Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.

4.3. No wise man ever wished to be younger.

4.4. Observation is an old man's memory.

5. Mark Twain

5.1. A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.

5.2. A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.

5.3. A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

5.4. All generalizations are false, including this one.

5.5. All right, then, I'll go to hell.