George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

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 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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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on courage, friendship, nobility, and service

The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on funny and truth

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on gold, government, honesty, intelligence, respect, stability, and trust

You have to choose between trusting to the natural stability of gold and the natural stability of the honesty and intelligence of the members of the government. And, with due respect to these gentlemen, I advise you, as long as the capitalist system lasts, to vote for gold.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on murder and sports

When a man wants to murder a tiger, it's called sport; when the tiger wants to murder him it's called ferocity.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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