George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

A Quote by George Bernard Shaw

All professions are conspiracies against the laity.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: The Doctor's Dilemma, 1911

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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 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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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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