George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on accuracy, cynicism, observation, and power

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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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

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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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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