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George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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George Bernard Shaw
July 26, 1856 - November 2, 1950
Nationality: Irish
Category: Dramatist
Subcategory: Irish Dramatist

Lack of money is the root of all evil.


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.


Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.


In heaven an angel is nobody in particular.


Youth is wasted on the young.


Syllables govern the world.


Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.


Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?


A happy family is but an earlier heaven.


The British soldier can stand up to anything except the British War Office.


Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.


Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.


No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.


First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.


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.


Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.


Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.


The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life.


There is no sincerer love than the love of food.


Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive.


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