George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

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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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 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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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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