Quotation by George Bernard Shaw

Even to this day it is easier than it ought to be for me to get a rise out of an American by telling him something about himself which is equally true about every human being on the face of the globe. He at once resents this as a disparagement and an assertion on my part that people in other parts of the globe are not like that, and are loftily superior to such weaknesses.
George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Speech, April 11, 1933, at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York. The Political Madhouse in America and Nearer Home, Constable (1933).
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