George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

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 execution, existence, and progress

All censorships exist to prevent any one from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently the first condition of progress is the removal of censorships.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on children, crime, and youth

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on circumstances, people, and world

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Mrs. Warren’s Profession, 1893

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on life and organize

Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of the organized life.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: quoting H. G. Wells

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on inventions and life

Of all the damnable waste of human life that ever was invented, clerking is the worst.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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