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By Anonym 15 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

The conversion of Paul was no conversion at all; it was Paul who converted the religion that has raised one man above sin and death.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

In the arts of peace Man is a bungler.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

The British are apt to make merits of their stupidities, and to represent their various incapacities as points of good breeding.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

The Anti-Vivisector does not deny that physiologists must make experiments and even take chances with new methods. He says that they must not seek knowledge by criminal methods, just as they must not make money by criminal methods. He does not object to Galileo dropping cannon balls from the top of the leaning tower of Pisa; but he would object to shoving off two dogs or American tourists.

By Anonym 15 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

The longer I live, the more I realize that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time!

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

A man's behaviour may be quite harmless and even beneficial, when he ismorally behaving like a scoundrel. And he may do great harm when he is morally acting on the highest principles.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual Irish way: by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

If a group of beings from another planet were to land on Earth - beings who considered themselves as superior to you as you feel yourself to be to other animals - would you concede them the rights over you that you assume over other animals?

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

Every man over forty is a scoundrel.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

In an ugly and unhappy world the richest man can purchase nothing but ugliness and unhappiness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

Human misery is so appalling nowadays that if we allowed ourselves to dwell on it we should only add imaginary miseries of our own to the real miseries of others without doing them any good.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

If Despotism failed only for want of a capable benevolent despot, what chance has Democracy, which requires a whole population of capable voters.

By Anonym 15 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

The plain working truth is that it is not only good for people to be shocked occasionally, but absolutely necessary to the progress of society that they should be shocked pretty often.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

Golf is typical capitalist luncay.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

How can you dare teach a man to read until you've taught him everything else first?

By Anonym 15 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

The only time my education was interrupted was when I was in school.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it. They spell it so abominably that no man can teach himself what it soundslike.It isimpossible foran Englishmanto openhis mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him.

By Anonym 15 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

There is no sincerer love than the love of food.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

If the wicked flourish and the fittest survive, Nature must be the god of rascals.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

I lay my eternal curse on whomsoever shall now or at any time hereafter make schoolbooks of my works and make me hated as Shakespeare is hated. My plays were not designed as instruments of torture. All the schools that lust after them get this answer, and will never get any other.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

People get tired of everything, and of nothing sooner than of what they most like.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

Man is unique in that he has plans, purpose and goals which require the need for criteria of choice. The need for ethical value is within man whose future may largely be determined by the choice he make

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

Oh, the frontier of hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to understand them. But every Englishman loves a pedigree.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

I sing, not arms and the hero, but the philosophic man: he who seeks in contemplation to discover the inner will of the world, ininvention to discover the means of fulfilling that will, and in action to do that will by the so-discovered means.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

A third variety of drama ... begins as tragedy with scraps of fun in it ... and ends in comedy without mirth in it, the place of mirth being taken by a more or less bitter and critical irony.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

The American white relegates the black to the rank of shoeshine boy; and he concludes from this that the black is good for nothing but shining shoes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

I must remind you that our credulity is not to be measured by the truth of the things we believe. When men believed that the earthwas flat, they were not credulous: they were using their common sense, and, if asked to prove that the earth was flat, would have said simply, "Look at it." Those who refuse to believe that it is round are exercising a wholesome skepticism.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

I was told that my diet was so poor that I could not repair the bones that were broken and operated on. So I have just had an Xradiograph taken; and lo! perfectly mended solid bone so beautifully white that I have left instructions that, if I die, a glove stretcher is to be made of me and sent to you as a souvenir

By Anonym 15 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

You can always tell an old soldier by the inside of his holsters and cartridge boxes. The young ones carry pistols and cartridges; the old ones, grub.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

I ... must continue to strive for more knowledge and more power, though the new knowledge always contradicts the old and the new power is the destruction of the fools who misuse it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

The only person who acts sensibly is my tailor. He takes my measure anew every time he sees me. Everyone else goes by their old measurements.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

Principles without programs are platitudes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

Never forget that if you leave your law to judges and your religion to bishops, you will presently find yourself without either law or religion.

By Anonym 15 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

When men die of disease they are said to die from natural causes. When they recover (and mostly they do) the doctor gets the credit of curing them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

I don't. I look my age; and I am my age. It is the other people who look older than they are. What can you expect from people who eat corpses and drink spirits?

By Anonym 19 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

Only fools repeat the same things over and over, expecting to obtain different results.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

General consultant to mankind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones. All men mean well.

By Anonym 15 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

We're human beings we are - all of us - and that's what people are liable to forget. Human beings don't like peace and goodwill and everybody loving everybody else. However much they may think they do, they don't really because they're not made like that. Human beings love eating and drinking and loving and hating. They also like showing off, grabbing all they can, fighting for their rights and bossing anybody who'll give them half a chance.

By Anonym 15 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

You practically do not use semicolons at all. This is a symptom of mental defectiveness, probably induced by camp life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

If more than ten percent of the public likes a painting, it should be burned.

By Anonym 15 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

Those who understand the steam engine and the electric telegraph spend their lives in trying to replace them with something better.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

Taking all the round of professions and occupations, you will find that every man is the worse for being poor; and the doctor is a specially dangerous man when poor.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

My way of joking is to tell the truth

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

Life is a flame that is always burning itself out; but it catches fire again every time a child is born. Life is greater than death, and hope than despair.