George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

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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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 on conversation and quotations

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on behavior and people

Do you think that the things people make fools of themselves about are any less real and true than the things they behave sensibly about?

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Candida

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on losing and reason

The man who listens to Reason is lost; Reason enslaves all whose minds are not strong enough to master her.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Man and Superman (1903)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw

We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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