George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on change, impossibility, and progress

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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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 brevity, future, generations, and life

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

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!

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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?

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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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