George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

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 people, sacrifice, and self-sacrifice

Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on silence

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Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Back to Methuselah, 1921

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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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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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