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George Bernard Shaw Quotes

402 George Bernard Shaw quotes:

"There are scores of thousands of human insects who are ready at a moment's notice to reveal the Will of God on every possible subject"
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"Give a man health and a course to steer; and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not."
"We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"Government is not every body's job. It is a highly skilled vocation."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Government Quotes
"I am a gentleman: I live by robbing the poor."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Gentlemen Quotes
"If the announcer can produce the impression that he is a gentlemen, he may pronounce as he pleases."
"It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace."
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"A miracle is an event which creates faith. That is the purpose and nature of miracles. Frauds deceive. An event which creates faith does not deceive: therefore it is not a fraud, but a miracle."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Miracles Quotes
"Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo."
"What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Knowledge Quotes Teaching Quotes
"The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Language Quotes
"In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language: the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"Of the two lots, the woman's lot of perpetual motherhood, and the man's of perpetual babyhood, I prefer the man's"
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Man Quotes
"It is most unwise for people in love to marry."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Marriage Quotes
"What is virtue but the Trade Unionism of the married?"
"Leisure may be defined as free activity, labor as compulsory activity. Leisure does what it likes, labor does what it must, the compulsion being that of Nature, which in these latitudes leaves men no choice between labor and starvation."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Leisure Quotes
"Common people do not pray; they only beg."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Prayer Quotes
"All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Progress Quotes
"Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Love Quotes Exaggeration Quotes

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