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George Bernard Shaw Quotes on People (25 Quotes)


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  • Heaven, as conventionally conceived, is a place so inane, so dull, so useless, so miserable, that nobody has ever ventured to describe a whole day in heaven, though plenty of people have described a day at the seaside.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Critics, like other people, see what they look for, not what is actually before them.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • I am sure that if people had to choose between living where the noise of children never stopped and where it was never heard, all the good-natured and sound people would prefer the incessant noise to the incessant silence.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • It isn't mere convention. Everyone can see that the people who hunt are the right people and the people who don't are the wrong ones.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • People get nothing out of books but what they bring to them
    (George Bernard Shaw)


  • Mark Twain and I are in the same position. We have put things in such a way as to make people, who would otherwise hang us, believe that we are joking.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Two percent of the people think three percent of the people think they think and ninety-five percent of the people would rather die than think.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The universal regard for money is the one hopeful fact in our civilization. Money is the most important thing in the world. It represents health, strength, honour, generosity and beauty.... Not the least of its virtues is that it destroys base people as certainly as it fortifies and dignifies noble people.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The whole strength of England lies in the fact that the enormous majority of the English people are snobs.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The English are not very spiritual people, so they invented cricket to give them some idea of eternity.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • People exaggerate the value of things they haven't got everybody worships truth and unselfishness because they have no experience with them.
    (George Bernard Shaw)


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