George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on conviction, country, patriotism, and superiority

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on patriotism, quiet, and world

You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on peace and war

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Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.

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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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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on evil and poverty

The greatest of evils and the worst of crimes is poverty.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Major Barbara

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on poverty and sermons

Modern poverty is not the poverty that was blest in the Sermon on the Mount.

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on corruption, men, and power

Power does not corrupt men. Fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on business, fighting, good, patriotism, and principles

There is nothing so bad or so good that you will not find Englishmen doing it; but you will never find an Englishman in the wrong. He does everything on principle. He fights you on patriotic principles; he robs you on business principles; he enslaves you on imperial principles.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: The Man of Destiny

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on life and principles

Well, sir, you never can tell. That's a principle in life with me, sir, if you'll excuse my having such a thing.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: You Never Can Tell (1898)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on anxiety

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The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

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