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quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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 bein… with background image: 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!

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: We are members one of another; so that you cannot injure or help your neighbor without injuring or helping yourself. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: A man without an address is a vagabond; a man with two addresses is a libertine. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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 f… with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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! with background image: 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!

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Very nice sort of place, Oxford, I should think, for people that like that sort of place. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: I love little children too but I don't cut off their heads and stick them in vases. with background image: 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.

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

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Without music we shall surely perish of drink, morphia, and all sorts of artificial exaggerations of the cruder delights of the senses. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Home is the girl's prison and the woman's workhouse. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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 breastplat… with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Your heart and your mouth wil be in two separate parts of your body if you again forget in whose presence you stand. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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… with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: There are two things necessary to Salvation.... Money and gunpowder. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Never repeat old grievances. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Never repeat old grievances.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Nothing is more dangerous than a poor doctor: not even a poor employer or a poor landlord. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Let not the right side of your brain know what the left side doeth. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: A learned man is an idler who kills time by study. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: I must have been an insufferable child; all children are. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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… with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: We are told that when Jehovah created the world he saw that it was good what would he say now. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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 wor… with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: The capacity of any conqueror is more likely than not to be an illusion produced by the incapacity of his adversary. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: A married man forms married habits and becomes dependent on marriage just as a sailor becomes dependent on the sea. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: A married man is a man with a past, while a bachelor is a man with a future. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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 p… with background image: 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.

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

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual Irish way: by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Man is the only animal which esteems itself rich in proportion to the number and voracity of its parasites. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: The pianoforte is the most important of all musical instruments; its invention was to music what the invention of printing was to poetry. with background image: 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.

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

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

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

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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 b… with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: The confusing of marriage with morality has done more to destroy the conscience of the human race than any other single error. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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. with background image: 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.

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

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: A man of great common sense and good taste -- meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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 … with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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 omnisc… with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: If the governments devalue the currency in order to betray all creditors, you politely call this procedure 'inflation'. with background image: 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'.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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 R… with background image: 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!

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: 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. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Socialism never arises in the earlier phases of capitalism, as, for instance, among the pioneers of civilisation in a country where there is plenty of land available for private appropriation by the … with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Socialism never arises in the earlier phases of capitalism, as, for instance, among the pioneers of civilisation in a country where there is plenty of land available for private appropriation by the last comer.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: My method of getting a play across the footlights is like a revolver shooting: every line has a bullet in it and comes with an explosion. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

My method of getting a play across the footlights is like a revolver shooting: every line has a bullet in it and comes with an explosion.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: I sing, not arms and the hero, but the philosophic man: he who seeks in contemplation to discover the inner will of the world, ininvention to discover the means of fulfilling that will, and in action… with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I sing, not arms and the hero, but the philosophic man: he who seeks in contemplation to discover the inner will of the world, ininvention to discover the means of fulfilling that will, and in action to do that will by the so-discovered means.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Nothing soothes me more after a long and maddening course of pianoforte recitals than to sit and have my teeth drilled. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Nothing soothes me more after a long and maddening course of pianoforte recitals than to sit and have my teeth drilled.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Make it compulsory for a doctor using a brass plate to have inscribed on it, in addition to the letters indicating his qualifications, the words 'Remember that I too am mortal'. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Make it compulsory for a doctor using a brass plate to have inscribed on it, in addition to the letters indicating his qualifications, the words 'Remember that I too am mortal'.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: I find that socialism is often misunderstood by its least intelligent supporters and opponents to mean simply unrestrained indulgence of our natural propensity to heave bricks at respectable persons. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I find that socialism is often misunderstood by its least intelligent supporters and opponents to mean simply unrestrained indulgence of our natural propensity to heave bricks at respectable persons.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: A man is like a phonograph with half-a-dozen records. You soon get tired of them all; and yet you have to sit at table whilst he reels them off to every new visitor. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A man is like a phonograph with half-a-dozen records. You soon get tired of them all; and yet you have to sit at table whilst he reels them off to every new visitor.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: It's usually pointed out that women are not fit for political power, and ought not to be trusted with a vote because they are politically ignorant, socially prejudiced, narrow-minded, and selfish. Tr… with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

It's usually pointed out that women are not fit for political power, and ought not to be trusted with a vote because they are politically ignorant, socially prejudiced, narrow-minded, and selfish. True enough, but precisely the same is true of men!

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: A genius is a person who is seeing further and probing deeper than other people has a different set of ethical valuations from their and has energy enough to give effect to this extra vision and its … with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A genius is a person who is seeing further and probing deeper than other people has a different set of ethical valuations from their and has energy enough to give effect to this extra vision and its valuations in whatever manner best suits his or her.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Schools must not become the agencies through which propaganda advocated by any section of society is spread. The method of control always a crucial problem should be in harmony with the fundamental v… with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Schools must not become the agencies through which propaganda advocated by any section of society is spread. The method of control always a crucial problem should be in harmony with the fundamental values and principles of the states and the entire e.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: A tranquil woman can go on sewing longer than an angry man can go on fuming. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A tranquil woman can go on sewing longer than an angry man can go on fuming.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Wise kings wear shabby clothes, and leave the gold lace to the drum major. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Wise kings wear shabby clothes, and leave the gold lace to the drum major.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Self-denial is not a virtue; it is only the effect of prudence on rascality. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Self-denial is not a virtue; it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but prevented me from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by my… with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but prevented me from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: The conversion of a savage to Christianity is the conversion of Christianity to savagery. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The conversion of a savage to Christianity is the conversion of Christianity to savagery.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: The more ignorant men are, the more convinced are they that their little parish and their little chapel is an apex to which civilization and philosophy has painfully struggled up the pyramid of time … with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The more ignorant men are, the more convinced are they that their little parish and their little chapel is an apex to which civilization and philosophy has painfully struggled up the pyramid of time from a desert of savagery.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Lack of money is the root of of all evil. with background image: white and black boat on sea during daytime
Background Photo: Pat Whelen

Lack of money is the root of of all evil.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: No age or condition is without its heroes . The least incapable general in a nation is its Cæsar, the least imbecile statesman its Solon , the least confused thinker its Socrates , the least commonpl… with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

No age or condition is without its heroes . The least incapable general in a nation is its Cæsar, the least imbecile statesman its Solon , the least confused thinker its Socrates , the least commonplace poet its Shakespeare .

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: If all the statisticians in the world were laid head to toe, they wouldn't be able to reach a conclusion. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

If all the statisticians in the world were laid head to toe, they wouldn't be able to reach a conclusion.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: A fool-proof method for sculpting an elephant: first, get a huge block of marble; then you chip away everything that doesn't look like an elephant. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A fool-proof method for sculpting an elephant: first, get a huge block of marble; then you chip away everything that doesn't look like an elephant.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: I am the most spontaneous speaker in the world because every word, every gesture, and every retort has been carefully rehearsed. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I am the most spontaneous speaker in the world because every word, every gesture, and every retort has been carefully rehearsed.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: For nearly twenty years I have been a published author... But I have never yet seen a book of mine offered for sale in a shop window. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

For nearly twenty years I have been a published author... But I have never yet seen a book of mine offered for sale in a shop window.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: The whole world is strewn with snares, traps, gins and pitfalls for the capture of men by women. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The whole world is strewn with snares, traps, gins and pitfalls for the capture of men by women.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Creation is a miracle of daily recurrence. 'A miracle a minute' would not be a bad slogan for God. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Creation is a miracle of daily recurrence. 'A miracle a minute' would not be a bad slogan for God.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: A revolutionist is one who desires to discard the existing social order and try another. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A revolutionist is one who desires to discard the existing social order and try another.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Social progress takes effect through the replacement of all institutions by new ones; and since every institution involves the recognition of the duty of conforming to it, progress must involve the r… with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Social progress takes effect through the replacement of all institutions by new ones; and since every institution involves the recognition of the duty of conforming to it, progress must involve the repudiation of an established duty at every step.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Obedience simulates subordination as fear of the police simulates honesty. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Obedience simulates subordination as fear of the police simulates honesty.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: The danger of crippling thought, the danger of obstructing the formation of the public mind by specially suppressing ... representations is far greater than any real danger that there is from such re… with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The danger of crippling thought, the danger of obstructing the formation of the public mind by specially suppressing ... representations is far greater than any real danger that there is from such representations.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: No king on earth is as safe in his job as a Trade Union official. There is only one thing that can get him sacked; and that is drink. Not even that, as long as he doesn't actually fall down. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

No king on earth is as safe in his job as a Trade Union official. There is only one thing that can get him sacked; and that is drink. Not even that, as long as he doesn't actually fall down.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Don't lose faith. Promise yourself that you will be a success story, and I promise you that all the forces of the universe will unite to come to your aid; you might not feel today or for a while, but… with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Don't lose faith. Promise yourself that you will be a success story, and I promise you that all the forces of the universe will unite to come to your aid; you might not feel today or for a while, but the longer you wait the bigger the prize.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: I am highly susceptible to the force of all truly religious music, especially to the music of my own church, the church of Shelley, Michelangelo, and Beethoven. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I am highly susceptible to the force of all truly religious music, especially to the music of my own church, the church of Shelley, Michelangelo, and Beethoven.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: The fact is that the intrinsic worth of the book, play or whatever the author is trying to sell is the least, last factor in the the whole transaction. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The fact is that the intrinsic worth of the book, play or whatever the author is trying to sell is the least, last factor in the the whole transaction.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: A day's work is a day's work, neither more nor less, and the man or woman who does it needs a day's sustenance, a night's repose and due leisure, whether they be painter or ploughman. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A day's work is a day's work, neither more nor less, and the man or woman who does it needs a day's sustenance, a night's repose and due leisure, whether they be painter or ploughman.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: To the person with a toothache, even if the world is tottering, there is nothing more important than a visit to a dentist. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

To the person with a toothache, even if the world is tottering, there is nothing more important than a visit to a dentist.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: God is on the side of the big battalions. with background image: man in black and white zip up jacket
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God is on the side of the big battalions.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Bible worship, though at its best it may achieve sublimity by keeping its head in the skies, may also make itself both ridiculousand dangerous by having its feet off the ground. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Bible worship, though at its best it may achieve sublimity by keeping its head in the skies, may also make itself both ridiculousand dangerous by having its feet off the ground.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Whenever I see the word Operation, especially Trifling Operation, I at once write off the patient as dead. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Whenever I see the word Operation, especially Trifling Operation, I at once write off the patient as dead.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: I have not wasted my life trifling with literary fools in taverns, as Johnson did, when he should have been shaking England with the thunder of his spirit. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I have not wasted my life trifling with literary fools in taverns, as Johnson did, when he should have been shaking England with the thunder of his spirit.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Dying is a troublesome business: there is pain to be suffered, and it wrings one's heart; but death is a splendid thing -a warfare accomplished, a beginning all over again, a triumph. You can always … with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Dying is a troublesome business: there is pain to be suffered, and it wrings one's heart; but death is a splendid thing -a warfare accomplished, a beginning all over again, a triumph. You can always see that in their faces.

--George Bernard Shaw

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