Wisdom from George Bernard Shaw


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George Bernard Shaw was multi-awarded. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. He also won the Oscar for the Best Screenplay for the film Pygmalion in 1938 when he was 82 years of age.

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26 July 1885 – George Bernard Shaw celebrated his 29th birthday by finally doing away with his virginity. He lost it to a widow who was 15 years older than him.

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A life spent making mistake is not only more honourable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
– George Bernard Shaw

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An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only being uncomfortable.
– George Bernard Shaw

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
-George Bernard Shaw

Dancing is the vertical expression of a horizontal desire.
– George Bernard Shaw

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Happiness and beauty are by-products. Folly is the direct pursuit of happiness and beauty.
– George Bernard Shaw

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In heaven an angel is nobody in particular.
– George Bernard Shaw

If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.
– George Bernard Shaw

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If you want to tell a person the truth, make him laugh or he’ll kill you.
– George Bernard Shaw

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If you leave the smallest corner of your head vacant for a moment, other people’s opinions will rush in from all quarters.
~George Bernard Shaw

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I’m only a beer teetotaler, not a champagne teetotaler.
– George Bernard Shaw
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Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
– George Bernard Shaw

Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
~George Bernard Shaw

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Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny.  They have only shifted it to another shoulder.
– George Bernard Shaw

“Science never solves a problem without creating ten more.”
– George Bernard Shaw

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The average person today is about as credulous as was the average person in the Middle Ages.

– George Bernard Shaw

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The liars punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.

– George Bernard Shaw

The photographer is like a cod, which produces  million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.

– George Bernard Shaw

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There is no love sincerer than the love of food.

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When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden reason.
-George Bernard Shaw
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When a man says money can do anything, that settles it: he hasn’t got any.
– George Bernard Shaw
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What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.
– George Bernard Shaw

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
~George Bernard Shaw

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Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
~George Bernard Shaw

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