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George Bernard Shaw Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by George Bernard Shaw

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When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

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Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

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The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got a hold of for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

 

In this world there is always danger
for those who are afraid of it.
- George Bernard Shaw

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw

The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
- George Bernard Shaw

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Life isn't about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.
- George Bernard Shaw

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of,
he always declares that it's his duty.
- George Bernard Shaw

Better keep yourself clean and bright;
you are the window through which
you must see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

People who say it cannot be done should not
interrupt those who are doing it.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.
I don't believe in circumstances.
The people who get on in the world are the people who
get up and look for the circumstances they want,
and if they can't find them, make them.
- George Bernard Shaw

Do not do unto others
as you expect they should do unto you.
Their tastes may not be the same.
- George Bernard Shaw

A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.
- George Bernard Shaw

My way of joking is telling the truth;
that is the funniest joke in the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein PHOTO

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey PHOTO

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's a funny thing about life;
if you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Between believing a thing and thinking you KNOW
is only a small step and quickly taken.
- Mark Twain

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

The only real valuable thing is intuition.
- Albert Einstein

The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
- Bertrand Russell

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -
nameless, unreasoning, unjustified, terror.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -
nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror
which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
- Helen Keller

A quotation is a handy thing to have about,
saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Do the thing you fear,
and death of fear is certain.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We tell lies when we are afraid...
afraid of what we don't know,
afraid of what others will think,
afraid of what will be found out about us.
But every time we tell a lie,
the thing that we fear grows stronger.
- Williams Tad

All major religious traditions
carry basically the same message,
that is love, compassion and forgiveness.
The important thing is they should
be part of our daily lives.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The nature of life is to be
a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.
The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Confidence is the most important thing,
more important than gold or currency.
- Wen Jiabao

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Whenever you do a thing,
act as if all the world were watching.
- Thomas Jefferson

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus


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