George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

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.

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on ideas

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If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.

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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.

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on cruelty

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Cruelty must be whitewashed by a moral excuse, and a pretense of reluctance.

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on custom, driving, fashion, and people

Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity; and fashion will drive them to acquire any custom.

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw

Never wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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