50 George Bernard Shaw Quotes About Communication & Democracy

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George Bernard Shaw Quotes

Read 50 George Bernard Shaw quotes and sayings about communication, love, war & democracy. Here we collect amazing quotes of George Bernard.
George Bernard Shaw, known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist.

1. You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.

George Bernard Shaw

2. We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.

George Bernard Shaw

3. We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

George Bernard Shaw

4. An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.

George Bernard Shaw

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

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

George Bernard Shaw

7. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

8. Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.

George Bernard Shaw

9. You cannot be a hero without being a coward.

George Bernard Shaw

10. Do not do unto others as you expect they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.

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11. Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.

George Bernard Shaw

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

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13. I have to live for others and not for myself: that’s middle-class morality.

George Bernard Shaw

14. When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.

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15. When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.

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16. Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.

George Bernard Shaw

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

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18. A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

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19. A happy family is but an earlier heaven.

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20. There is nothing more dangerous than the conscience of a bigot.

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21. Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid.

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22. You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?’

George Bernard Shaw

23. I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.

George Bernard Shaw

24. I’m an atheist and I thank God for it.

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25. Every person who has mastered a profession is a skeptic concerning it.

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

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27. I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.

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28. We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.

George Bernard Shaw

29. If I were a woman, I’d simply refuse to speak to any man or do anything for men until I’d got the vote.

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30. If women were particular about men’s characters, they would never get married at all.

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31. Every man over forty is a scoundrel.

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

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33. No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.

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34. If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

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35. Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.

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36. In heaven an angel is nobody in particular.

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37. The Nazi movement is in many respects one which has my warmest sympathy.

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38. I want to be all used up when I die.

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39. He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.

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40. The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.

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41. Never fret for an only son, the idea of failure will never occur to him.

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42. The minority is sometimes right; the majority always wrong.

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43. My reputation grows with every failure.

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

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

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46. She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.

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47. If you injure your neighbour, better not do it by halves.

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48. Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.

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

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50. Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious.

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