George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on common sense, courage, good, meaning, and originality

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

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Notes, Julius Cæsar

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw

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

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Man and Superman (1903)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on morality and people

Morality is suspecting other people of not being legally married.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on hell and music

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Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Man and Superman, 1903

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on world

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

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on death, influence, insanity, people, and violence

When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Getting Married, 1908

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on ability and fame

Martyrdom is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on beauty and truth

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

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC: Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on atoms, beauty, happiness, life, oppression, promises, thought, vitality, and world

Tyndall declared that he saw in Matter the promise and potency of all forms of life, and with his Irish graphic lucidity made a picture of a world of magnetic atoms, each atom with a positive and a negative pole, arranging itself by attraction and repulsion in orderly crystalline structure. Such a picture is dangerously fascinating to thinkers oppressed by the bloody disorders of the living world. Craving for purer subjects of thought, they find in the contemplation of crystals and magnets a happiness more dramatic and less childish than the happiness found by mathematicians in abstract numbers, because they see in the crystals beauty and movement without the corrupting appetites of fleshly vitality.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Preface to Back to Methuselah.

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on experience and men

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Man & Superman, 1905

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