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Quotes by George Bernard Shaw (Page 4 of 4)

Quote: The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.


Quote: There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses.


Quote: The frontier between 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

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


Quote: You can always tell an old soldier by the inside of his holsters and cartridge boxes. The young ones carry pistols and cartridges; the old ones, grub. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

You can always tell an old soldier by the inside of his holsters and cartridge boxes. The young ones carry pistols and cartridges; the old ones, grub.


Quote: Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.


Quote: If you leave the smallest corner of your head vacant for a moment, other people's opinions will rush in from all quarters. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

If you leave the smallest corner of your head vacant for a moment, other people's opinions will rush in from all quarters.


Quote: I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.


Quote: Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.


Quote: What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.


Quote: Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.


Quote: If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do.


Quote: Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability.


Quote: I want to be all used up when I die. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I want to be all used up when I die.


Quote: He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

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


Quote: Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.


Quote: A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.


Quote: I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.


Quote: Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.


Quote: We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.


Quote: He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.


Quote: You cannot be a hero without being a coward. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

You cannot be a hero without being a coward.


Quote: While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered animals, how can we expect any ideal living conditions on this earth? by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered animals, how can we expect any ideal living conditions on this earth?


Quote: I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while.


Quote: Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles.


Quote: We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be.


Quote: Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.


Quote: I am a Christian. That obliges me to be a Communist. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I am a Christian. That obliges me to be a Communist.


Quote: It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.


Quote: Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.


Quote: A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.


Quote: The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.


Quote: Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.


Quote: Hell is full of musical amateurs. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Hell is full of musical amateurs.


Quote: A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.


Quote: The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.


Quote: The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.


Quote: Life would be tolerable but for its amusements. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.


Quote: Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.


Quote: Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me.


Quote: Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; 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

Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.


Quote: Assassination is the extreme form of censorship. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.


Quote: Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.


Quote: Science never solves a problem without creating ten more. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Science never solves a problem without creating ten more.


Quote: The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.


Quote: The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.


Quote: Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.


Quote: I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.


Quote: In heaven an angel is nobody in particular. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

In heaven an angel is nobody in particular.


Quote: The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.


Quote: All my life affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

All my life affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.


Quote: Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends.


Quote: It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.


Quote: The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.


Quote: A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.


Quote: Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.


Quote: Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.


Quote: The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.


Quote: Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.


Quote: I have to live for others and not for myself: that's middle-class morality. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I have to live for others and not for myself: that's middle-class morality.


Quote: There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.


Quote: I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.


Quote: Do not do unto others as you expect they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Do not do unto others as you expect they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.


Quote: Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive.


Quote: The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.


Quote: Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.


Quote: Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open.


Quote: No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.


Quote: All great truths begin as blasphemies. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

All great truths begin as blasphemies.


Quote: The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life.


Quote: Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.


Quote: We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.


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