George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on temptation and virtue

Virtue is insufficient temptation.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Man and Superman

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on life and listening

There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on food and love

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There is no sincerer love than the love of food.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on devil, faith, spirit, and work

It is easy - terribly easy - to shake a man's faith in himself. To take advantage of that to break a man's spirit is devil's work.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Candida

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on difficulty, respect, and self-respect

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on mind

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With the single exception of Homer, there is no eminent writer, not even Sir Walter Scott, whom I can despise so entirely as I despise Shakespeare when I measure my mind against his. . . . It would positively be a relief to me to dig him up and throw stones at him.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Dramatic Opinions and Essays

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on soldiers

You can always tell an old soldier by the inside of his holsters and cartridge boxes. The young ones carry pistols and cartridges: the old ones, grub.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Arms and the Man

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on conviction, power, and style

He who has nothing to assert has no style and can have none: he who has something to assert will go as far in power of style as its momentousness and his conviction will carry him

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Man and Superman, 1903

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw

He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Man and Superman

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on difficulty, friendship, and world

My friend, when a man has anything to tell in this world, the difficulty is not to make him tell it, but to prevent him from telling it too often.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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