George Bernard Shaw Quotes
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die. For the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It's a sort of splendid torch which I've got to hold up for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I do not believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they cannot find them, make them.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.
Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don't eat has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on.
My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but prevented me from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself.
The longer I live the more I see 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.
When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.
My way of joking is to tell the truth. It is the funniest joke in the world.
This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
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