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Quote: The test of good education is seeing how it behaves in a fight. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The test of good education is seeing how it behaves in a fight.


Quote: A sensitive boy's humiliations may be very good fun for ordinary thick-skinned grown-ups; but to the boy himself theyareso acute, so ignominious, that he cannot confess themcannot but deny them passionately. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A sensitive boy's humiliations may be very good fun for ordinary thick-skinned grown-ups; but to the boy himself theyareso acute, so ignominious, that he cannot confess themcannot but deny them passionately.


Quote: I appeal to the chemists to discover a humane gas that will kill instantly and painlessly. In short- a gentlemanly gas deadly by all means, but humane, not cruel. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I appeal to the chemists to discover a humane gas that will kill instantly and painlessly. In short- a gentlemanly gas deadly by all means, but humane, not cruel.


Quote: People who are hard, grasping and always ready to take advantage of their neighbors become very rich. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

People who are hard, grasping and always ready to take advantage of their neighbors become very rich.


Quote: Where there is no religion, hypocrisy becomes good taste. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Where there is no religion, hypocrisy becomes good taste.


Quote: I do not want to make my stomach a graveyard of dead animals. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I do not want to make my stomach a graveyard of dead animals.


Quote: Take the utmost care to get well born and well brought up. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Take the utmost care to get well born and well brought up.


Quote: Women have been a ghastly nuisance in my life. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Women have been a ghastly nuisance in my life.


Quote: Now of all the idealist abominations that make society pestiferous I doubt if there be any so mean as that of forcing self-sacrifice on a woman under the pretense that she likes it. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Now of all the idealist abominations that make society pestiferous I doubt if there be any so mean as that of forcing self-sacrifice on a woman under the pretense that she likes it.


Quote: All this struggling and striving to make the world better is a great mistake. Not that it's wrong to try to improve the world if you know how but simply because struggling and striving are the worst possible ways to go about doing anything! by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

All this struggling and striving to make the world better is a great mistake. Not that it's wrong to try to improve the world if you know how but simply because struggling and striving are the worst possible ways to go about doing anything!


Quote: Those who minister to poverty and disease are accomplices in the two worst of all the crimes. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Those who minister to poverty and disease are accomplices in the two worst of all the crimes.


Quote: Effectiveness of assertion is the alpha and omega of style. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Effectiveness of assertion is the alpha and omega of style.


Quote: If at age 20 you are not a Communist then you have no heart. If at age 30 you are not a Capitalist then you have no brains. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

If at age 20 you are not a Communist then you have no heart. If at age 30 you are not a Capitalist then you have no brains.


Quote: I do not want actors and actresses to understand my plays. That is not necessary. If they will only pronounce the correct sounds I can guarantee the results. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I do not want actors and actresses to understand my plays. That is not necessary. If they will only pronounce the correct sounds I can guarantee the results.


Quote: Men are always thinking that they are going to do something grandly wicked to their enemies; but when it comes to the point, really bad men are just as rare as really good ones. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Men are always thinking that they are going to do something grandly wicked to their enemies; but when it comes to the point, really bad men are just as rare as really good ones.


Quote: A soldier is an anachronism of which we must get rid. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A soldier is an anachronism of which we must get rid.


Quote: Not everybody is strong enough to endure life without an anesthetic. Drink probably averts more gross crime than it causes. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Not everybody is strong enough to endure life without an anesthetic. Drink probably averts more gross crime than it causes.


Quote: Even if animal experimentation was proved to be of value, it would be morally wrong. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Even if animal experimentation was proved to be of value, it would be morally wrong.


Quote: Of the two lots, the woman's lot of perpetual motherhood, and the man's of perpetual babyhood, I prefer the man's. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Of the two lots, the woman's lot of perpetual motherhood, and the man's of perpetual babyhood, I prefer the man's.


Quote: Hell is not all paved with bad intentions. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Hell is not all paved with bad intentions.


Quote: Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones. All men mean well. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones. All men mean well.


Quote: I don't believe in morality . I'm a disciple of Bernard Shaw. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I don't believe in morality . I'm a disciple of Bernard Shaw.


Quote: The buried truth germinates and breaks through to the light. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The buried truth germinates and breaks through to the light.


Quote: To a mathematician the eleventh means only a single unit: to the bushman who cannot count further than his ten fingers it is an incalculable myriad. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

To a mathematician the eleventh means only a single unit: to the bushman who cannot count further than his ten fingers it is an incalculable myriad.


Quote: The Englishmen is at his best on the links and at his worst in the Cabinet. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The Englishmen is at his best on the links and at his worst in the Cabinet.


Quote: The business man -- the man to whom age brings golf instead of wisdom. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The business man -- the man to whom age brings golf instead of wisdom.


Quote: Everybody who does not live in a prostitute's bed and on a diet of cocaine snow is called an ascetic nowadays. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Everybody who does not live in a prostitute's bed and on a diet of cocaine snow is called an ascetic nowadays.


Quote: I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend... if you have one. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend... if you have one.


Quote: O Lord! I don't know which is the worst of the country, the walking or the sitting at home with nothing to do. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

O Lord! I don't know which is the worst of the country, the walking or the sitting at home with nothing to do.


Quote: How can what an Englishman believes be hearsay? It is a contradiction in terms. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

How can what an Englishman believes be hearsay? It is a contradiction in terms.


Quote: An American has no sense of privacy. He does not know what it means.There is no such thing in the country. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

An American has no sense of privacy. He does not know what it means.There is no such thing in the country.


Quote: Experience fails to teach where there is no desire to learn. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Experience fails to teach where there is no desire to learn.


Quote: Fashions are the only induced epidemics, proving that epidemics can be induced by tradesmen. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Fashions are the only induced epidemics, proving that epidemics can be induced by tradesmen.


Quote: There is not one single established religion that an intelligent, educated man can believe. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

There is not one single established religion that an intelligent, educated man can believe.


Quote: Sherlock Holmes was a drug addict without a single amiable trait. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Sherlock Holmes was a drug addict without a single amiable trait.


Quote: There are only two classes in good society in England: the equestrian classes and the neurotic classes. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

There are only two classes in good society in England: the equestrian classes and the neurotic classes.


Quote: Man is unique in that he has plans, purpose and goals which require the need for criteria of choice. The need for ethical value is within man whose future may largely be determined by the choice he make. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Man is unique in that he has plans, purpose and goals which require the need for criteria of choice. The need for ethical value is within man whose future may largely be determined by the choice he make.


Quote: A part of eugenic politics would finally land us in an extensive use of the lethal chamber. A great many people would have to be put out of existence simply because it wastes other people's time to look after them. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A part of eugenic politics would finally land us in an extensive use of the lethal chamber. A great many people would have to be put out of existence simply because it wastes other people's time to look after them.


Quote: Every girl has a right to be loved. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Every girl has a right to be loved.


Quote: The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone, the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone, the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood.


Quote: The most sincere form of love is love for food. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The most sincere form of love is love for food.


Quote: There may be some doubt as to who are the best people to have charge of children, but there can be no doubt that parents are the worst. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

There may be some doubt as to who are the best people to have charge of children, but there can be no doubt that parents are the worst.


Quote: Consciousness of a fact is not knowing it: if it were, the fish would know more of the sea than the geographers and the naturalists. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Consciousness of a fact is not knowing it: if it were, the fish would know more of the sea than the geographers and the naturalists.


Quote: You don't expect me to know what to say about a play when I don't know who the author is, do you? ... If it's by a good author, it's a good play, naturally. That stands to reason. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

You don't expect me to know what to say about a play when I don't know who the author is, do you? ... If it's by a good author, it's a good play, naturally. That stands to reason.


Quote: A man has no business to marry a woman who can't make him miserable. It means she can't make him happy. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A man has no business to marry a woman who can't make him miserable. It means she can't make him happy.


Quote: Death is for many of us the gate of hell;
but we are inside on the way out,
not outside on the way in. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Death is for many of us the gate of hell;
but we are inside on the way out,
not outside on the way in.


Quote: Oh, the frontier of hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Oh, the frontier of hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things.


Quote: The real Brahms is nothing more than a sentimental voluptuary. rather tiresomely addicted to dressing himself up as Handel or Beethoven and making a prolonged and intolerable noise. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The real Brahms is nothing more than a sentimental voluptuary. rather tiresomely addicted to dressing himself up as Handel or Beethoven and making a prolonged and intolerable noise.


Quote: It was from Handel that I learned that style consists in force of assertion. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

It was from Handel that I learned that style consists in force of assertion.


Quote: When you find something funny search it for hidden truth. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

When you find something funny search it for hidden truth.


Quote: When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.


Quote: To endure the pain of living, we all drug ourselves more or less with gin, with literature, with superstitions, with romance, with idealism, political, sentimental, and moral, with every possible preparation of that universal hashish: imagination. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

To endure the pain of living, we all drug ourselves more or less with gin, with literature, with superstitions, with romance, with idealism, political, sentimental, and moral, with every possible preparation of that universal hashish: imagination.


Quote: Happiness and beauty are by-products. Folly is the direct pursuit of happiness and beauty. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Happiness and beauty are by-products. Folly is the direct pursuit of happiness and beauty.


Quote: Happiness and Beauty are by-products. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Happiness and Beauty are by-products.


Quote: Never resist temptation: prove all things: hold fast that which is good. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Never resist temptation: prove all things: hold fast that which is good.


Quote: You must not suppose, because I am a man of letters, that I never tried to earn an honest living. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

You must not suppose, because I am a man of letters, that I never tried to earn an honest living.


Quote: Everyone can see that the people who hunt are the right people and the people who don't are the wrong ones. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Everyone can see that the people who hunt are the right people and the people who don't are the wrong ones.


Quote: A man who desires to get married should know everything or nothing. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A man who desires to get married should know everything or nothing.


Quote: When I speak of The Case for Equality I mean human equality; and that, of course, can only mean one thing: it means equality of income. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

When I speak of The Case for Equality I mean human equality; and that, of course, can only mean one thing: it means equality of income.


Quote: They tell me that So-and-So, who does not write prefaces, is no charlatan. Well, I am. I first caught the ear of the British public on a cart in Hyde Park, to the blaring of brass bands,and this ... because ... I am a natural-born mountebank. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

They tell me that So-and-So, who does not write prefaces, is no charlatan. Well, I am. I first caught the ear of the British public on a cart in Hyde Park, to the blaring of brass bands,and this ... because ... I am a natural-born mountebank.


Quote: Assassination is the extreme form of censorship; and it seems hard to justify an incitement to it on anti-censorial principles. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship; and it seems hard to justify an incitement to it on anti-censorial principles.


Quote: No community has ever yet passed beyond the initial phases in which its pugnacity and fanaticism enabled it to found a nation, and its cupidity to establish and develop a commercial civilization. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

No community has ever yet passed beyond the initial phases in which its pugnacity and fanaticism enabled it to found a nation, and its cupidity to establish and develop a commercial civilization.


Quote: The first prison I ever saw had inscribed on it cease to do evil: learn to do well; but as the inscription was on the outside, the prisoners could not read it. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The first prison I ever saw had inscribed on it cease to do evil: learn to do well; but as the inscription was on the outside, the prisoners could not read it.


Quote: The poor silly-clever Irishman takes off his hat to God's Englishman. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The poor silly-clever Irishman takes off his hat to God's Englishman.


Quote: In a living society every day is a day of judgment; and its recognition as such is not the end of all things but the beginning ofa real civilization. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

In a living society every day is a day of judgment; and its recognition as such is not the end of all things but the beginning ofa real civilization.


Quote: Remember that the progress of the world depends on your knowing better than your elders. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Remember that the progress of the world depends on your knowing better than your elders.


Quote: Life on board a pleasure steamer violates every moral and physical condition of healthy life except fresh air... It is a guzzling, lounging, gambling, dog's life. The only alternative to excitement is irritability. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Life on board a pleasure steamer violates every moral and physical condition of healthy life except fresh air... It is a guzzling, lounging, gambling, dog's life. The only alternative to excitement is irritability.


Quote: Activity is the only road to knowledge. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Activity is the only road to knowledge.


Quote: Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich-something for nothing. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich-something for nothing.


Quote: Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny; they have only shifted it to another shoulder. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny; they have only shifted it to another shoulder.


Quote: When a man teaches something he does not know to somebody else who has no aptitude for it, and gives him a certificate of proficiency, the latter has completed the education of a gentleman. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

When a man teaches something he does not know to somebody else who has no aptitude for it, and gives him a certificate of proficiency, the latter has completed the education of a gentleman.


Quote: To disbelieve in marriage is easy: to love a married woman is easy; but to betray a comrade, to be disloyal to a host, to break the covenant of bread and salt, is impossible. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

To disbelieve in marriage is easy: to love a married woman is easy; but to betray a comrade, to be disloyal to a host, to break the covenant of bread and salt, is impossible.


Quote: What is any respectable girl brought up to do but to catch some rich man's fancy and get the benefit of his money by marrying him? -- as if a marriage ceremony could make any difference in the right or wrong of the thing! by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

What is any respectable girl brought up to do but to catch some rich man's fancy and get the benefit of his money by marrying him? -- as if a marriage ceremony could make any difference in the right or wrong of the thing!


Quote: The man who has never made a mistake will never make anything else. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The man who has never made a mistake will never make anything else.


Quote: It is a monstrous thing to force a child to learn Latin or Greek or mathematics on the ground that they are an indispensable gymnastic for the mental powers. It would be monstrous even if it were true. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

It is a monstrous thing to force a child to learn Latin or Greek or mathematics on the ground that they are an indispensable gymnastic for the mental powers. It would be monstrous even if it were true.


Quote: Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don't eat has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don't eat has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on.


Quote: The mathematician is fascinated with the marvelous beauty of the forms he constructs, and in their beauty he finds everlasting truth. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The mathematician is fascinated with the marvelous beauty of the forms he constructs, and in their beauty he finds everlasting truth.


Quote: Telling the truth is the funniest joke in the world. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Telling the truth is the funniest joke in the world.


Quote: I tell you that as long as I can conceive something better than myself I cannot be easy unless I am striving to bring it into existence or clearing the way for it. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I tell you that as long as I can conceive something better than myself I cannot be easy unless I am striving to bring it into existence or clearing the way for it.


Quote: Morality is not respectability. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Morality is not respectability.


Quote: It is one of the mysterious ways of Allah to make women troublesome when he makes them beautiful. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

It is one of the mysterious ways of Allah to make women troublesome when he makes them beautiful.


Quote: It seems as though every time you learn something new you have to give up something. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

It seems as though every time you learn something new you have to give up something.


Quote: You cannot have power for good without having power for evil too. Even mother's milk nourishes murderers as well as heroes. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

You cannot have power for good without having power for evil too. Even mother's milk nourishes murderers as well as heroes.


Quote: I have my own soul. My own spark of divine fire. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I have my own soul. My own spark of divine fire.


Quote: Oh, well, if you want original conversations, you'd better go and talk to yourself. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Oh, well, if you want original conversations, you'd better go and talk to yourself.


Quote: Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity, and fashion will drive them to acquire any custom. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity, and fashion will drive them to acquire any custom.


Quote: In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language; the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language; the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it.


Quote: If we have come to think that the nursery and the kitchen are the natural sphere of a woman, we have done so exactly as English children come to think that a cage is the natural sphere of a parrot: because they have never seen one anywhere else. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

If we have come to think that the nursery and the kitchen are the natural sphere of a woman, we have done so exactly as English children come to think that a cage is the natural sphere of a parrot: because they have never seen one anywhere else.


Quote: Only in the problem play is there any real drama, because drama is no mere setting up of the camera to nature: it is the presentation in parable of the conflict between Man's will and his environment: in a word, of problem. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Only in the problem play is there any real drama, because drama is no mere setting up of the camera to nature: it is the presentation in parable of the conflict between Man's will and his environment: in a word, of problem.


Quote: Those who are looking for paradise on Earth should come and see Dubrovnik. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Those who are looking for paradise on Earth should come and see Dubrovnik.


Quote: The open mind never acts: when we have done our utmost to arrive at a reasonable conclusion, we still must close our minds for the moment with a snap, and act dogmatically on our conclusions. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The open mind never acts: when we have done our utmost to arrive at a reasonable conclusion, we still must close our minds for the moment with a snap, and act dogmatically on our conclusions.


Quote: He who confuses political liberty with freedom and political equality with similarity has never thought for five minutes about either. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

He who confuses political liberty with freedom and political equality with similarity has never thought for five minutes about either.


Quote: The public want actresses, because they think all actresses bad. They don't want music or poetry because they know that both are good. So actors and actresses thrive and poets and composers starve. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The public want actresses, because they think all actresses bad. They don't want music or poetry because they know that both are good. So actors and actresses thrive and poets and composers starve.


Quote: The plain working truth is that it is not only good for people to be shocked occasionally, but absolutely necessary to the progress of society that they should be shocked pretty often. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The plain working truth is that it is not only good for people to be shocked occasionally, but absolutely necessary to the progress of society that they should be shocked pretty often.


Quote: Of the three official objects of our prison system: vengeance, deterrence, and reformation of the criminal, only one is achieved; and that is the one which is nakedly abominable. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Of the three official objects of our prison system: vengeance, deterrence, and reformation of the criminal, only one is achieved; and that is the one which is nakedly abominable.


Quote: Making Life means making trouble. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Making Life means making trouble.


Quote: The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.


Quote: I sold flowers. I didn't sell myself. Now you've made a lady of me I'm not fit to sell anything else. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I sold flowers. I didn't sell myself. Now you've made a lady of me I'm not fit to sell anything else.


Quote: If you can't appreciate what you've got, you'd better get what you can appreciate. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

If you can't appreciate what you've got, you'd better get what you can appreciate.


Quote: I find that the moment I let a woman make friends with me, she becomes jealous, exacting, suspicious, and a damned nuisance. I find that the moment I let myself make friends with a woman, I become selfish and tyrannical. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I find that the moment I let a woman make friends with me, she becomes jealous, exacting, suspicious, and a damned nuisance. I find that the moment I let myself make friends with a woman, I become selfish and tyrannical.


Quote: Remember that you are a human being with a soul and the divine gift of articulate speech: that your native language is the language of Shakespeare and Milton and The Bible; and don't sit there crooning like a bilious pigeon. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Remember that you are a human being with a soul and the divine gift of articulate speech: that your native language is the language of Shakespeare and Milton and The Bible; and don't sit there crooning like a bilious pigeon.


Quote: The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she's treated. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she's treated.


Quote: Well, I've known over thirty men who've found out how to cure consumption. Why do people go on dying of it, Colly? Devilment I suppose! by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Well, I've known over thirty men who've found out how to cure consumption. Why do people go on dying of it, Colly? Devilment I suppose!


Quote: What is really important in Man is the part of him that we do not understand. Of much of it we are not even conscious, just as we are not normally conscious of keeping up our circulation by our heart-pump, though if we neglect it we die. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

What is really important in Man is the part of him that we do not understand. Of much of it we are not even conscious, just as we are not normally conscious of keeping up our circulation by our heart-pump, though if we neglect it we die.


Quote: The American white relegates the black to the rank of shoeshine boy; and he concludes from this that the black is good for nothing but shining shoes. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The American white relegates the black to the rank of shoeshine boy; and he concludes from this that the black is good for nothing but shining shoes.


Quote: Most of the money given by rich people in charity is made up of conscience money, ransom, political bribery, and bids for titles.... One buys moral credit by signing a cheque, which is easier than turning a prayer wheel. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Most of the money given by rich people in charity is made up of conscience money, ransom, political bribery, and bids for titles.... One buys moral credit by signing a cheque, which is easier than turning a prayer wheel.


Quote: The unconscious self is the real genius. Your breathing goes wrong the moment your conscious self meddles with it. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The unconscious self is the real genius. Your breathing goes wrong the moment your conscious self meddles with it.


Quote: Reasonable men adapt themselves to their environment; unreasonable men try to adapt their environment to themselves. Thus all progress is the result of the efforts of unreasonable men. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Reasonable men adapt themselves to their environment; unreasonable men try to adapt their environment to themselves. Thus all progress is the result of the efforts of unreasonable men.


Quote: The reasonable man will adjust to the demands of his environment. The unreasonable man expects his environment to adjust to his own needs. Therefore, all progress depends upon the unreasonable man. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The reasonable man will adjust to the demands of his environment. The unreasonable man expects his environment to adjust to his own needs. Therefore, all progress depends upon the unreasonable man.


Quote: Reason enslaves all whose minds are not strong enough to master her. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Reason enslaves all whose minds are not strong enough to master her.


Quote: The best reformers the world has ever seen are those who commence on themselves. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The best reformers the world has ever seen are those who commence on themselves.


Quote: My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity.


Quote: I've posed nude for a photographer in the manner of Rodin's Thinker, but I merely looked constipated. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I've posed nude for a photographer in the manner of Rodin's Thinker, but I merely looked constipated.


Quote: The righteous man takes his life in his hand whenever he utters the truth. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The righteous man takes his life in his hand whenever he utters the truth.


Quote: Dancing is a very crude attempt to get into the rhythm of life. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Dancing is a very crude attempt to get into the rhythm of life.


Quote: The early Christian rules of life were not made to last, because the early Christians did not believe that the world itself was going to last. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The early Christian rules of life were not made to last, because the early Christians did not believe that the world itself was going to last.


Quote: Write your Sad times in Sand,

Write your Good times in Stone. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Write your Sad times in Sand,

Write your Good times in Stone.


Quote: Every Englishman believes that Handel now occupies an important position in heaven. If so, le bon Dieu must feel toward him very much as Louis Treize felt toward Richelieu. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Every Englishman believes that Handel now occupies an important position in heaven. If so, le bon Dieu must feel toward him very much as Louis Treize felt toward Richelieu.


Quote: In the right key one can say anything. In the wrong key, nothing: the only delicate part is the establishment of the key. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

In the right key one can say anything. In the wrong key, nothing: the only delicate part is the establishment of the key.


Quote: A serious illness or a death advertises the doctor exactly as a hanging advertises the barrister who defended the person hanged. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A serious illness or a death advertises the doctor exactly as a hanging advertises the barrister who defended the person hanged.


Quote: Though justice be Thy plea, consider this: That in the course of justice none of us should see salvation. We do pray for mercy, And that same prayer doth teach us all to render The deeds of mercy. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Though justice be Thy plea, consider this: That in the course of justice none of us should see salvation. We do pray for mercy, And that same prayer doth teach us all to render The deeds of mercy.


Quote: The seven deadly sins... food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven millstones from Man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the millstones are lifted. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The seven deadly sins... food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven millstones from Man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the millstones are lifted.


Quote: All classes in proportion to their lack of travel and familiarity with foreign literature are bellicose, prejudiced against foreigners, fond of fighting as a cruel sport -- in short, dog-like in their notions of foreign policy. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

All classes in proportion to their lack of travel and familiarity with foreign literature are bellicose, prejudiced against foreigners, fond of fighting as a cruel sport -- in short, dog-like in their notions of foreign policy.


Quote: God help England if she had no Scots to think for her. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

God help England if she had no Scots to think for her.


Quote: Man is the only animal of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid...There is no harm in a well-fed lion. It has no ideals, no sect, no party. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Man is the only animal of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid...There is no harm in a well-fed lion. It has no ideals, no sect, no party.


Quote: A succession of eye-openers each involving the repudiation of some previously held belief. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A succession of eye-openers each involving the repudiation of some previously held belief.


Quote: Every drunken skipper trusts to Providence. But one of the ways of Providence with drunken skippers is to run them on the rocks. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Every drunken skipper trusts to Providence. But one of the ways of Providence with drunken skippers is to run them on the rocks.


Quote: Alcohol is a very necessary article. It enables Parliament to do things at eleven at night that no sane person would do at eleven in the morning. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Alcohol is a very necessary article. It enables Parliament to do things at eleven at night that no sane person would do at eleven in the morning.


Quote: It is not disbelief that is dangerous to our society; it is belief. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

It is not disbelief that is dangerous to our society; it is belief.


Quote: I occasionally swank a little because people like it; a modest man is such a nuisance. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I occasionally swank a little because people like it; a modest man is such a nuisance.


Quote: Opera is when a tenor and soprano want to make love, but are prevented from doing so by a baritone. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Opera is when a tenor and soprano want to make love, but are prevented from doing so by a baritone.


Quote: The only sensible person is my tailor. He measures me anew each time he sees me. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The only sensible person is my tailor. He measures me anew each time he sees me.


Quote: The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.


Quote: The greatest thing in life is to die young -- but delay it as long as possible. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The greatest thing in life is to die young -- but delay it as long as possible.


Quote: Only in books has mankind known perfect truth, love and beauty. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Only in books has mankind known perfect truth, love and beauty.


Quote: A true artist will let his wife starve, his children go barefoot, his mother drudge for his living at seventy, sooner than work at anything but his art. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A true artist will let his wife starve, his children go barefoot, his mother drudge for his living at seventy, sooner than work at anything but his art.


Quote: Nothing remains beautiful and interesting except thought, because the thought is the life. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Nothing remains beautiful and interesting except thought, because the thought is the life.


Quote: What is the use of straining after an amiable view of things, when a cynical view is most likely to be the true one?. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

What is the use of straining after an amiable view of things, when a cynical view is most likely to be the true one?.


Quote: When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.


Quote: Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their kind. It is the deed that teaches not the name we give it. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their kind. It is the deed that teaches not the name we give it.


Quote: If you don't begin to be a revolutionist at the age of twenty, then at fifty you will be a most impossible old fossil. If you area red revolutionary at the age of twenty, you have some chance of being up-to-date when you are forty! by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

If you don't begin to be a revolutionist at the age of twenty, then at fifty you will be a most impossible old fossil. If you area red revolutionary at the age of twenty, you have some chance of being up-to-date when you are forty!


Quote: Laws, religions, creeds, and systems of ethics, instead of making society better than its best unit, make it worse than its average unit, because they are never up to date. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Laws, religions, creeds, and systems of ethics, instead of making society better than its best unit, make it worse than its average unit, because they are never up to date.


Quote: It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.


Quote: We are members one of another; so that you cannot injure or help your neighbor without injuring or helping yourself. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

We are members one of another; so that you cannot injure or help your neighbor without injuring or helping yourself.


Quote: A man without an address is a vagabond; a man with two addresses is a libertine. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A man without an address is a vagabond; a man with two addresses is a libertine.


Quote: I'm one of the undeserving poor: that's what I am. Think of what that means to a man. It means that he's up agen middle class morality all the time.... What is middle class morality? Just an excuse for never giving me anything. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I'm one of the undeserving poor: that's what I am. Think of what that means to a man. It means that he's up agen middle class morality all the time.... What is middle class morality? Just an excuse for never giving me anything.


Quote: The longer I live, the more I realize that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time! by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The longer I live, the more I realize that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time!


Quote: What is the matter with universities is that the students are school children, whereas it is of the very essence of university education that they should be adults. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

What is the matter with universities is that the students are school children, whereas it is of the very essence of university education that they should be adults.


Quote: Very nice sort of place, Oxford, I should think, for people that like that sort of place. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Very nice sort of place, Oxford, I should think, for people that like that sort of place.


Quote: I love little children too but I don't cut off their heads and stick them in vases. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I love little children too but I don't cut off their heads and stick them in vases.


Quote: What is the matter with the rich is Uselessness. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

What is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.


Quote: I am oppressed with a dread of living forever. That is the only disadvantage of vegetarianism. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I am oppressed with a dread of living forever. That is the only disadvantage of vegetarianism.


Quote: 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. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

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.


Quote: What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn't come every day. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn't come every day.


Quote: Without music we shall surely perish of drink, morphia, and all sorts of artificial exaggerations of the cruder delights of the senses. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Without music we shall surely perish of drink, morphia, and all sorts of artificial exaggerations of the cruder delights of the senses.


Quote: It's prudent to gain the whole world and lose your own soul. But don't forget that your soul sticks to you if you stick to it; but the world has a way of slipping through your fingers. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

It's prudent to gain the whole world and lose your own soul. But don't forget that your soul sticks to you if you stick to it; but the world has a way of slipping through your fingers.


Quote: Even a vortex is a vortex in something. You can't have a whirlpool without water; and you can't have a vortex without gas, or molecules or atoms or ions or electrons or something, not nothing. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Even a vortex is a vortex in something. You can't have a whirlpool without water; and you can't have a vortex without gas, or molecules or atoms or ions or electrons or something, not nothing.


Quote: Home is the girl's prison and the woman's workhouse. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Home is the girl's prison and the woman's workhouse.


Quote: What a heartbreaking job it is trying to combine authors for their own protection... the first lesson I learned was that when you take the field for the authors you will be safer without a breastplate than without a backplate. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

What a heartbreaking job it is trying to combine authors for their own protection... the first lesson I learned was that when you take the field for the authors you will be safer without a breastplate than without a backplate.


Quote: Your heart and your mouth wil be in two separate parts of your body if you again forget in whose presence you stand. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Your heart and your mouth wil be in two separate parts of your body if you again forget in whose presence you stand.


Quote: Nietzche ... he was a confirmed Life Force worshipper. It was he who raked up the Superman, who is as old as Prometheus; and the 20th century will run after this newest of the old crazes when it gets tired of the world, the flesh, and your humble servant. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Nietzche ... he was a confirmed Life Force worshipper. It was he who raked up the Superman, who is as old as Prometheus; and the 20th century will run after this newest of the old crazes when it gets tired of the world, the flesh, and your humble servant.


Quote: There are two things necessary to Salvation.... Money and gunpowder. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

There are two things necessary to Salvation.... Money and gunpowder.


Quote: Never repeat old grievances. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Never repeat old grievances.


Quote: Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us.


Quote: Nothing is more dangerous than a poor doctor: not even a poor employer or a poor landlord. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Nothing is more dangerous than a poor doctor: not even a poor employer or a poor landlord.


Quote: Let not the right side of your brain know what the left side doeth. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Let not the right side of your brain know what the left side doeth.


Quote: A learned man is an idler who kills time by study. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A learned man is an idler who kills time by study.


Quote: Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character.


Quote: I must have been an insufferable child; all children are. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I must have been an insufferable child; all children are.


Quote: Leisure may be defined as free activity, labor as compulsory activity. Leisure does what it likes, labor does what it must, the compulsion being that of Nature, which in these latitudes leaves men no choice between labor and starvation. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Leisure may be defined as free activity, labor as compulsory activity. Leisure does what it likes, labor does what it must, the compulsion being that of Nature, which in these latitudes leaves men no choice between labor and starvation.


Quote: Wicked people means people who have no love: therefore, they have no shame. They have the power to ask love because the don't need it: they have the power to offer it because they have none to give. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Wicked people means people who have no love: therefore, they have no shame. They have the power to ask love because the don't need it: they have the power to offer it because they have none to give.


Quote: Belief in God meant belief in the old tribal idol called Jehovah; and I would not pretend I did not know whether it existed or not. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Belief in God meant belief in the old tribal idol called Jehovah; and I would not pretend I did not know whether it existed or not.


Quote: We are told that when Jehovah created the world he saw that it was good what would he say now. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

We are told that when Jehovah created the world he saw that it was good what would he say now.


Quote: In your dread of dictators you established a state of society in which every ward boss is a dictator, every private employer a dictator, every financier a dictator, all with the livelihood of the workers at his mercy, and no public responsibility. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

In your dread of dictators you established a state of society in which every ward boss is a dictator, every private employer a dictator, every financier a dictator, all with the livelihood of the workers at his mercy, and no public responsibility.


Quote: The capacity of any conqueror is more likely than not to be an illusion produced by the incapacity of his adversary. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The capacity of any conqueror is more likely than not to be an illusion produced by the incapacity of his adversary.


Quote: A married man forms married habits and becomes dependent on marriage just as a sailor becomes dependent on the sea. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A married man forms married habits and becomes dependent on marriage just as a sailor becomes dependent on the sea.


Quote: A married man is a man with a past, while a bachelor is a man with a future. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A married man is a man with a past, while a bachelor is a man with a future.


Quote: The ordinary man is an anarchist. He wants to do as he likes. He may want his neighbour to be governed, but he himself doesn't want to be governed. He is mortally afraid of government officials and policemen. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The ordinary man is an anarchist. He wants to do as he likes. He may want his neighbour to be governed, but he himself doesn't want to be governed. He is mortally afraid of government officials and policemen.


Quote: Those who admire modern civilization usually identify it with the steam engine and the electric telegraph. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Those who admire modern civilization usually identify it with the steam engine and the electric telegraph.


Quote: I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual Irish way: by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual Irish way: by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could.


Quote: Man is the only animal which esteems itself rich in proportion to the number and voracity of its parasites. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Man is the only animal which esteems itself rich in proportion to the number and voracity of its parasites.


Quote: The pianoforte is the most important of all musical instruments; its invention was to music what the invention of printing was to poetry. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The pianoforte is the most important of all musical instruments; its invention was to music what the invention of printing was to poetry.


Quote: Rich men without convictions are more dangerous in modern society than poor women without chastity. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Rich men without convictions are more dangerous in modern society than poor women without chastity.


Quote: Newspaper : A device unable to distinguish between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Newspaper : A device unable to distinguish between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation.


Quote: I was taught when I was young that if people would only love one another, all would be well with the world. I found when I tried to put that into practice, not only were other people seldom lovable but I wasn't very lovable myself. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I was taught when I was young that if people would only love one another, all would be well with the world. I found when I tried to put that into practice, not only were other people seldom lovable but I wasn't very lovable myself.


Quote: It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him.


Quote: The confusing of marriage with morality has done more to destroy the conscience of the human race than any other single error. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The confusing of marriage with morality has done more to destroy the conscience of the human race than any other single error.


Quote: A nap, my friend, is a brief period of sleep which overtakes superannuated persons when they endeavor to entertain unwelcome visitors or to listen to scientific lectures. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A nap, my friend, is a brief period of sleep which overtakes superannuated persons when they endeavor to entertain unwelcome visitors or to listen to scientific lectures.


Quote: When God created man and woman, he did not take a patent. That's why any imbecile has been able to do so ever since. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

When God created man and woman, he did not take a patent. That's why any imbecile has been able to do so ever since.


Quote: You don't get tired of muffins, but you don't find inspiration in them. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

You don't get tired of muffins, but you don't find inspiration in them.


Quote: A man of great common sense and good taste -- meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A man of great common sense and good taste -- meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.


Quote: I ... must continue to strive for more knowledge and more power, though the new knowledge always contradicts the old and the new power is the destruction of the fools who misuse it. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I ... must continue to strive for more knowledge and more power, though the new knowledge always contradicts the old and the new power is the destruction of the fools who misuse it.


Quote: I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going.


Quote: Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.


Quote: As you say, I am honoured and famous and rich. But as I have to do all the hard work, and suffer an increasing multitude of fools gladly, it does not feel any better than being reviled, infamous and poor, as I used to be. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

As you say, I am honoured and famous and rich. But as I have to do all the hard work, and suffer an increasing multitude of fools gladly, it does not feel any better than being reviled, infamous and poor, as I used to be.


Quote: The censorship method ... is that of handing the job over to some frail and erring mortal man, and making him omnipotent on the assumption that his official status will make him infallible and omniscient. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The censorship method ... is that of handing the job over to some frail and erring mortal man, and making him omnipotent on the assumption that his official status will make him infallible and omniscient.


Quote: If the governments devalue the currency in order to betray all creditors, you politely call this procedure 'inflation'. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

If the governments devalue the currency in order to betray all creditors, you politely call this procedure 'inflation'.


Quote: The idea of personal salvation is intensely repugnant to me when it is not absurd. Imagine Roosevelt, the big brute, preserving his personality in a future state and swaggering about as a celestial Rough Rider! by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The idea of personal salvation is intensely repugnant to me when it is not absurd. Imagine Roosevelt, the big brute, preserving his personality in a future state and swaggering about as a celestial Rough Rider!


Quote: A child hasn't a grown-up person's appetite for affection. A little of it goes a long way with them; and they like a good imitation of it better than the real thing, as every nurse knows. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A child hasn't a grown-up person's appetite for affection. A little of it goes a long way with them; and they like a good imitation of it better than the real thing, as every nurse knows.


Quote: There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem.


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