George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on constancy, love, and women

The fickleness of the women I love is only equaled by the the infernal constancy of the women who love me.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: The Philanderers (1893)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on flattery and worth

What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: John Bull’s Other Island

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on liberty, men, and responsibility

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Maxims for Revolutionists

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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 facts, lies, majorities, people, and strength

The whole strength of England lies in the fact that the enormous majority of the English people are snobs.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Getting Married, 1908

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on cowardice, justice, and soldiers

As an old soldier, I admit the cowardice: it's as universal as seasickness, and matters just as little.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Man and Superman (1903)

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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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