George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on trouble

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My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Answers to Nine Questions

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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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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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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on persistence, progress, trying, and world

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Man and Superman

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw

A great devotee of the Gospel of Getting On.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Mrs. Warren’s Profession, 1893

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