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227 Famous Quotes by George Bernard Shaw
7/26/1856 - 11/2/1950
Also Known As:  
Bernard George     George B Shaw     GBS
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You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'

Imagination Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

Age Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.

Alcohol Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.

America and americans Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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In heaven an angel is nobody in particular.

Angels Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.

Art Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

Assassination Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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It is not disbelief that is dangerous to our society; it is belief

Belief Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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People get nothing out of books but what they bring to them

Books Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.

Capitalism Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.

Censorship Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.

Censorship Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time

Chess Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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The easiest way to teach children the value of money is to borrow some from them

Children Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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We veneer civilization by doing unkind things in a kind way

Civilization Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.

Common sense Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

Competence Quotes, by 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.

Creativity Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being ended sooner.

Cricket Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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All evolution in thought and conduct must at first appear as heresy and misconduct.

Evolution Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example.

Example Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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

Fighting Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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Woman's happiness begins with her first love and ends about then

First love Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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Food has replaced sex in my life, now I can't even get into my own pants

Food Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it onto future generations.

Generations Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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