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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

Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles.


I am a Christian. That obliges me to be a Communist.


Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.


The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.


I want to be all used up when I die.


Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course.


Some look at things that are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?


The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty-stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man.


Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open.


Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination.


Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not.


Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.


If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do.


General consultant to mankind.


Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics.


An asylum for the sane would be empty in America.


The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.


Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.


Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it.


You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?"


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