George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

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 democracy

Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on corruption, democracy, elections, government, and incompetence

Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on mistakes, success, and time

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on danger and world

In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on animals and friendship

Animals are my friends . . . and I don't eat my friends.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on belief and blindness

The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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