George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

A Quote by George Bernard Shaw

They tell me that So-and-So, who does not write prefaces, is no charlatan. Well, I am. I first caught the ear of the British public on a cart in Hyde Park, to the blaring of brass bands,and this . . . because . . . I am a natural-born mountebank.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Three Plays for Puritans (1901)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on children and knowledge

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on earth, idealism, life, and murder

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on advice and sex

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Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't!

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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