George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on jokes, truth, and world

My way of joking is to tell the truth, It's the funniest joke in the world.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: St. Joan (1924)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on government and support

A government with the policy to rob Peter to pay Paul can be assured of the support of Paul.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on earth, happiness, and hell

A lifetime of happiness: no man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on facts and skepticism

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.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on belief and heresy

How can what an Englishman believes be heresy? It is a contradiction in terms.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: St. Joan (1924)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on children, impossibility, language, and respect

The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it. . . . It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth, without making some other Englishman despise him.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Pygmalion (1912)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on time

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

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Back to Methuselah, 1921

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on evil, sharing, and world

We must all share in the evils of the world or move to another planet.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on dance and family

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on fear

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Has fear ever held a man back from anything he really wanted?

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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