George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

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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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on secrets

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There are no secrets better kept than the secrets that everybody guesses.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Mrs. Warren’s Profession, 1893

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on experience, justice, and relatives

We are ashamed of everything that is real about us; ashamed of ourselves, of our relatives, of our incomes, of our accents, of our opinions,of our experience, just as we are ashamed of our naked skins.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Man and Superman

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on clarity, good, novelty, and worth

It is clear that a novel cannot be too bad to be worth publishing. . . . It certainly is possible for a novel to be too good to be worth publishing.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant (1898)

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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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