George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

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 good, heaven, manners, secrets, and soul

The great secret is not having bad manners or good manners or having any other particular sort of manners, but having the same manner for all human souls; in short, behaving as if you were in Heaven, where there are no third class carriages and one soul is as good as another.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Pygmalion

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on marriage, opportunity, popularity, and temptation

Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Man and Superman (1903)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on inspiration

Marry Ann; and at the end of a week you'll find no more inspiration in her than in a plate of muffins.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Man and Superman (1903)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on god

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What God hath joined together no man shall ever put asunder: God will take care of that.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Getting Married (1911)

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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 belief and punishment

The liars punishment is, not in the least that he cannot be believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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