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  • Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Pickering Have you no morals, man Doolittle Can't afford them, Governor.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Nothing is ever accomplished by a reasonable man.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • I like a bit of a mongrel myself, whether its a man or a dog. Theyre the best for every day.
    (George Bernard Shaw)


  • I talk democracy to these men and women. I tell them that they have the vote, and that theirs is the kingdom and the power and the glory. I say to them You are supreme exercise your power. They say, That's right tell us what to do and I tell t.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • My situation is a solemn one. Life is offered to me on condition of eating beefsteaks. But death is better than cannibalism. My will contains directions for my funeral, which will be followed not by mourning coaches, but by oxen, sheep, flocks of poultry, and a small traveling aquarium of live fish, all wearing white scarf's in honor of the man who perished rather than eat his fellow creatures.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The ordinary man is an anarchist. He wants to do as he likes. He may want his neighbour to be governed, but he himself doesn't want to be governed. He is mortally afraid of government officials and policemen.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • A drama critic is a man who leaves no turn unstoned.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Men are not governed by justice, but by law or persuasion. When they refuse to be governed by law or persuasion, they have to be governed by force or fraud, or both.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The surest way to ruin a man who doesn't know how to handle money is to give him some.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The Jews generally give value. They make you pay but they deliver the goods. In my experience the men who want something for nothing are invariably Christians.
    (George Bernard Shaw)


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