George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on persuasion

You think that you are Ann's suitor; that you are the pursuer and she the pursued; that it is your part to woo, to persuade, to prevail, to overcome. Fool: it is you who are the pursued, the marked-down quarry, the destined prey.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Man and Superman (1903)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on history, immortality, leadership, life, people, and wilderness

Brigham Young lived to become immortal in history as an American Moses by leading his people through the wilderness into an unpromised land.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on complaints, force, happiness, joy, life, nature, purpose, selfishness, and world

This is the true joy in life - being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Man and Superman, 1903

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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!

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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