George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on belief, circumstances, people, and world

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Mrs. Warren’s Profession, 1893

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw

The worst cliques are those which consist of one man.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on indifference

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: The Devil’s Disciple

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on learning and world

You don't learn to hold your own in the world by standing on guard, but by attacking, and getting well hammered yourself.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Getting Married, 1908

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on adoption, authors, force, good, and people

People must not be forced to adopt me as their favourite author, even for their own good.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Man and Superman

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on beauty

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Beauty is all very well at first sight; but whoever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on happiness, leisure, and secrets

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on assumptions and belief

What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on body, persuasion, slavery, and soul

We know now that the soul is the body, and the body the soul. They tell us they are different because they want to persuade us that we can keep our souls if we let them make slaves of our bodies.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on behavior and women

The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: The Philanderer, 1893

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