George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on force, motives, religion, understanding, and world

Religion is a great force - the only real motive force in the world; but what you fellows don't understand is that you must get at a man through his own religion and not through yours.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Getting Married, 1908

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on consequences, seriousness, and worth

Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on existence

I tell you that as long as I can conceive something better than myself I cannot be easy unless I am striving to bring it in to existence or clearing the way for it.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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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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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on temptation

I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: The Apple Cart

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on automobiles, mind, and politics

What Englishman will give his mind to politics as long as he can afford to keep a motor car.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: The Apple Cart (1930)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on friendship, impossibility, performance, and present

Am reserving two tickets for you for my premiere. Come and bring a friend - if you have one. Telegram inviting Winston Churchill to opening night of Pygmalion. Churchill wired back: Impossible to be present for the first performance. Will attend the second - if there is one.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on happiness, mistakes, and poverty

The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty-stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw

All great truths begin as blasphemies.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Annajanska

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on vices and virtue

Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Man and Superman

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