George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

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 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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