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quote by George Bernard Shaw: If you take too long in deciding what to do with your life, you'll find you've done it. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

If you take too long in deciding what to do with your life, you'll find you've done it.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Be like the sun and meadow, which are not in the least concerned about the coming winter. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Be like the sun and meadow, which are not in the least concerned about the coming winter.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Life is too short for men to take it seriously. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Life is too short for men to take it seriously.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters anymore. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters anymore. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get ahead in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want,… with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get ahead 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Some men see things as they are and say why -- I dream things that never were and say why not. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Some men see things as they are and say why -- I dream things that never were and say why not.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Liberty is the breath of life to nations. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Liberty is the breath of life to nations.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything. with background image: person standing on rock beside body of water between green trees
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Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Self-control is the quality that distinguishes the fittest to survive. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Self-control is the quality that distinguishes the fittest to survive.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: You are the only sort of man in whose existence I see much hope for in this deplorable world. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

You are the only sort of man in whose existence I see much hope for in this deplorable world.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: He who has never hoped can never despair. with background image: person wearing round black analog watch at 9:46
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He who has never hoped can never despair.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Those who understand evil pardon it. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Those who understand evil pardon it.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: When you loved me I gave you the whole sun and stars to play with. I gave you eternity in a single moment, strength of the mountains in one clasp of your arms, and the volume of all the seas in one i… with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

When you loved me I gave you the whole sun and stars to play with. I gave you eternity in a single moment, strength of the mountains in one clasp of your arms, and the volume of all the seas in one impulse of your soul.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: The heretic is always better dead. And mortal eyes cannot distinguish the saint from the heretic. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The heretic is always better dead. And mortal eyes cannot distinguish the saint from the heretic.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. with background image: sunset forest
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Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. with background image: silhouette photography of trees and sky
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We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: There is no sincerer love than the love of food. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

There is no sincerer love than the love of food.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: There is nothing more dangerous than the conscience of a bigot. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

There is nothing more dangerous than the conscience of a bigot.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence... on pain of liquidation. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence... on pain of liquidation.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: What is virtue but the Trade Unionism of the married? with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

What is virtue but the Trade Unionism of the married?

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: My reputation grows with every failure. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

My reputation grows with every failure.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: An index is a great leveller. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

An index is a great leveller.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: I'm an atheist and I thank God for it. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I'm an atheist and I thank God for it.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: The minority is sometimes right; the majority always wrong. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The minority is sometimes right; the majority always wrong.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Very few people can afford to be poor. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Very few people can afford to be poor.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: The truth is, hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honor. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The truth is, hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honor.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Caesar was 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

Caesar was 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: You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days? with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Every man over forty is a scoundrel. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Every man over forty is a scoundrel.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Beauty is a short-lived tyranny. with background image: yellow flower
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Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: When a man says money can do anything, that settles it: he hasn't got any. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

When a man says money can do anything, that settles it: he hasn't got any.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Never fret for an only son, the idea of failure will never occur to him. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Never fret for an only son, the idea of failure will never occur to him.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: It's so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

It's so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: You have learnt something. That always feels at first as if you had lost something. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

You have learnt something. That always feels at first as if you had lost something.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: The frontier between hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things. with background image: 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.

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men. with background image: 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.

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me. with background image: 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.

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: I want to be all used up when I die. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

I want to be all used up when I die.

--George Bernard Shaw

Longer Version:

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 by George Bernard Shaw: He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

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

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

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world. with background image: 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.

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

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

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

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: You cannot be a hero without being a coward. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

You cannot be a hero without being a coward.

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

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

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be. with background image: 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.

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

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: I am a Christian. That obliges me to be a Communist. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

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

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.

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

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.

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

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power. with background image: 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.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Hell is full of musical amateurs. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Hell is full of musical amateurs.

--George Bernard Shaw

Longer Version:

Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned. May not one lost soul be permitted to abstain?


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

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

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by George Bernard Shaw: The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.

--George Bernard Shaw

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