George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on life, torch, living life fullest, death, dying, and purpose

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: http://www.famous-quotes-and-inspirational-quotes.com/quotations/101-best-quotes-ever.htm

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on life and goals

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Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on life and goals

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Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on nothing, now, and judgement

The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: http://www.everybodygoes.com/quotations/who-am-i-quotes.htm

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on joy, life, purpose, force of nature, selfish, and selfishness

This is the true joy in life - being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: http://www.famous-quotes-and-inspirational-quotes.com/george-bernard-shaw.htm

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw

The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor;
He takes my measures anew every time he see's me, whilst all the rest go on with their old measurements and expect them to fit me.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on otherness, alienation, and outsider

Broadbent.... I find the world quite good enough for me - rather a jolly place, in fact.
Keegan (looking at him with quiet wonder) You are satisfied?
Broadbent  As a reasonable man, yes. I see no evils in the world - except of course, natural evils - that cannot be remedied by freedom, self-government and English institutions.  I think so, not because I am an Englishman, but as a matter of common sense.
Keegan  You feel at home in the world then?
Broadbent  Of course, Don't you?
Keegan (from the very depths of his nature)  No.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: The Outsider, Pages: 8

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on reasonableness and unreasonableness

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Success by Achieving More with Less

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

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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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 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.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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