George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on experience and men

Men are wise, not in proportion to their experience, but in their capacity for experience.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on brevity, community, complaints, death, force, future, generations, happiness, joy, life, nature, privilege, purpose, selfishness, work, and world

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no 'brief candle' to me. It is sort of a splendid torch which I have a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it over to future generations.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on failure, observation, and work

When I was a young man I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. I didn't want to be a failure, so I did ten times more work.

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on dreams and men

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Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on satisfaction

There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it.

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on success

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Success covers a multitude of blunders.

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on people, reputation, and thinking

Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on heaven and hell

To be in hell is to drift; to be in heaven is to steer.

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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.

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on world

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Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.

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