George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

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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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.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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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.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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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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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw

It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Fanny’s First Play

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on men, preparation, and world

Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another is it is not done.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Major Barbara

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