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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1771
AUTHOR: George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)
QUOTATION: You have set up in New York Harbor a monstrous idol which you call Liberty. The only thing that remains to complete that monument is to put on its pedestal the inscription written by Dante on the gate of hell: “All hope abandon ye who enter here.”
ATTRIBUTION: GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, The Future of Political Science in America, pp. 7–8 (1933).

This address was given at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, April 11, 1933, before a special meeting of the Academy of Political Science held in honor of Shaw’s first visit to America.
SUBJECTS: Statue of Liberty