George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on jobs

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Gardening is the only unquestionably useful job.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on business, courtship, earth, goals, and success

I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw

Do not do unto others as you would they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Man and Superman (1903)

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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 cricket, eternity, ideas, inventions, people, and spirituality

The English are not very spiritual people, so they invented cricket to give them some idea of eternity.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on authors, good, play, and reason

You don't expect me to know what to say about a play when I don't know who the author is, do you? . . . If it's by a good author, it's a good play, naturally. That stands to reason.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Fanny’s First Play

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw

A drama critic is a man who leaves no turn unstoned.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on danger

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There is always danger for those who are afraid of it.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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