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227 Famous Quotes by George Bernard Shaw
7/26/1856 - 11/2/1950
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Bernard George     George B Shaw     GBS
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A true artist will let his wife starve, his children go barefoot, his mother drudge for his living at seventy, sooner than work at anything but his art.

Artists Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw , Source: Man and Superman

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Of all human struggles there is none so treacherous and remorseless as the struggle between the artist man and the mother woman.

Artists Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw , Source: Man and Superman

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Bad artists always admire each others work.

Artists Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw , Source: Man and Superman

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The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.

Artists Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw , Source: Man and Superman

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Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.

Marriage Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw , Source: Man and Superman--Maxims for Revolutionists

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My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.

Marriage Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw , Source: Man and Superman--Maxims for Revolutionists

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The one point on which all women are in furious secret rebellion against the existing law is the saddling of the right to a child with the obligation to become the servant of a man.

Motherhood Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw , Source: Getting Married

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Every drunken skipper trusts to Providence. But one of the ways of Providence with drunken skippers is to run them on the rocks.

Shipwreck Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw , Source: Heartbreak House (at III)

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Wot prawce Selvytion nah?

Salvation Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw , Source: Major Barbara

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Must then a Christ perish in torment in every age to save those that have no imagination?

Salvation Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw , Source: Saint Joan

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Go anywhere in England where there are natural, wholesome, contented, and really nice English people; and what do you always find? That the stables are the real centre of the household.

Horses Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw , Source: Heartbreak House

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If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.

Finance and economics Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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Money is indeed the most important thing in the world; and all sound and successful personal and national morality should have this fact for its basis.

Money Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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Money is the most important thing in the world. It represents health, strength, honor, generosity, and beauty as conspicuously as the want of it represents illness, weakness, disgrace, meanness, and ugliness.

Money Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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The only man who behaved sensibly was my tailor; he took my measurement anew every time he saw me, while all the rest went on with their old measurements and expected them to fit me.

Change Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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Every man over forty is a scoundrel.

Age Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.

Knowledge Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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Life does not cease to be funny when people die; any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.

Laughter Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity: no really self-respecting woman would take advantage of it.

Love Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself.

Pessimism Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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No question is so difficult to answer as that which the answer is obvious.

Questions Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. •George Bernard Shaw It is better to be quotable than to be honest. •Tom Stoppard Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations. •Orson Welles Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Quotes Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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Virtue is insufficient temptation.

Temptations Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world.

Virtue Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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Even the youngest of us may be wrong sometimes.

Youth Quotes, by George Bernard Shaw

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