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George Bernard Shaw Quotes on Mind (13 Quotes)


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  • Every unnatural activity of the brain is as mischievous as any unnatural activity of the body and that pressing people to learn things they do not want to know is as unwholesome and disastrous as feeding them on sawdust.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • All sorts of bodily diseases are produced by half used minds.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Education can and should do much influence social, moral and intellectual discovery by stimulating critical attitudes of thought in the young
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Tyndall declared that he saw in Matter the promise and potency of all forms of life, and with his Irish graphic lucidity made a picture of a world of magnetic atoms, each atom with a positive and a negative pole, arranging itself by attraction and repulsion in orderly crystalline structure. Such a picture is dangerously fascinating to thinkers oppressed by the bloody disorders of the living world. Craving for purer subjects of thought, they find in the contemplation of crystals and magnets a happiness more dramatic and less childish than the happiness found by mathematicians in abstract numbers, because they see in the crystals beauty and movement without the corrupting appetites of fleshly vitality.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Dear Sir, Your profession has, as usual, destroyed your brain.
    (George Bernard Shaw)


  • No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • All evolution in thought and conduct must at first appear as heresy and misconduct.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching Man to regard himself as an experiment in the realization of God, to regard his hands as God's hand, his brain as God's brain, his purpose as God's purpose.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The man who listens to Reason is lost Reason enslaves all whose minds are not strong enough to master her.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Affection between adults - if they are really adult in mind and not merely grown up children - and creatures so relatively selfish and cruel as children necessarily are without knowing it or meaning it, cannot be called natural.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • As long as more people will pay admission to a theater to see a naked body than to see a naked brain, the drama will languish
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The great danger of conversion in all ages has been that when the religion of the high mind is offered to the lower mind, the lower mind, feeling its fascination without understanding it, and being incapable of rising to it, drags it down to its level. .
    (George Bernard Shaw)


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