George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

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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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on joy, life, and purpose

The true joy in life is being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on men and mind

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One man that has a mind and knows it, can always beat ten men who haven't and don't.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: The Apple Cart (1930)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on evil and money

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Lack of money is the root of all evil.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Man and Superman, 1903

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on facts, money, morality, success, and world

Money is indeed the most important thing in the world; and all sound and successful personal and national morality should have this fact for its basis.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: The Irrational Knot

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw

Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on delay, justice, and mistakes

Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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