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George+Bernard Shaw Quotes

George Bernard Shaw
The great advantage of a hotel is that it's a great refuge from home life
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#Advantage

George Bernard Shaw
Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.
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#Irish Dramatist

George Bernard Shaw
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
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#Irish Dramatist #Communication

George Bernard Shaw
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
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#Irish Dramatist

George Bernard Shaw
People exaggerate the value of things they haven't got: everybody worships truth and unselfishness because they have no experience with them
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#Experience

George Bernard Shaw
You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'
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#Action

George Bernard Shaw
The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.
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#Irish Dramatist

George Bernard Shaw
My opportunities were still there, nay, they multiplied tenfold; but the strength and youth to cope with them began to fail, and to need eking out with the shifty cunning of experience
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#Experience

George Bernard Shaw
I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig, you get dirty; and besides, the pig likes it.
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#Experience

George Bernard Shaw
Very few people can afford to be poor.
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#Irish Dramatist #People

George Bernard Shaw
Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.
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#Irish Dramatist

George Bernard Shaw
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
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#Irish Dramatist #Age And Aging

George Bernard Shaw
My reputation grows with every failure.
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#Action #Irish Dramatist

George Bernard Shaw
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
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#Birth

George Bernard Shaw
We sing in a church, why can we not dance there?
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#Churches

George Bernard Shaw
I have to live for others and not for myself; that's middle class morality
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#Attitude

George Bernard Shaw
Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me.
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#Acting And Actors

George Bernard Shaw
The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.
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#Gossip #Business

George Bernard Shaw
Between persons of equal income there is no social distinction except the distinction of merit. Money is nothing: character, conduct, and capacity are everything. There would be great people and ordinary people and little people, but the great would always be those who had done great things, and never the idiots whose mothers had spoiled them and whose fathers had left them a hundred thousand a year; and the little would be persons of small minds and mean characters, and not poor persons who had never had a chance. That is why idiots are always in favor of inequality of income (their only chance of eminence), and the really great in favor of equality.
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#Ability #Equality

George Bernard Shaw
A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.
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#Heartbreak #Comfort

George Bernard Shaw
The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone, the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood
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#Belief

George Bernard Shaw
Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.
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#Quote of the Day #Motivational