There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)
Source: Man and Superman (1903)
Contributed by: Zaady
All sorts of bodily diseases are produced by half used minds.
We don't bother much about dress and manners in England, because as a nation we don't dress well and we've got no manners.
Source: You Can Never Tell, 1898
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.
Source: Cæsar and Cleopatra
If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.
We educate one another; and we cannot do this if half of us consider the other half not good enough to talk to.
The whole strength of England lies in the fact that the enormous majority of the English people are snobs.
Source: Getting Married, 1908
As an old soldier, I admit the cowardice: it's as universal as seasickness, and matters just as little.
The English are not very spiritual people, so they invented cricket to give them some idea of eternity.
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.
Source: Fanny’s First Play
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