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George Bernard Shaw Quotes on Work & Career (14 Quotes)


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  • It is easy terribly easy to shake a mans faith in himself. To take advantage of that to break a mans spirit is devils work.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • We have not lost faith, but we have transferred it from God to the medical profession.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Here there is no hope, and consequently no duty, no work, nothing to be gained by praying, nothing to be lost by doing what you like. Hell, in short, is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
    (George Bernard Shaw)


  • The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • My main reason for adopting literature as a profession was that, as the author is never seen by his clients, he need not dress respectably.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The national anthem belongs to the eighteenth century. In it you find us ordering God about to do our political dirty work.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Nothing makes a man so selfish as work.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Every person who has mastered a profession is a skeptic concerning it.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Optimistic lies have such immense therapeutic value that a doctor who cannot tell them convincingly has mistaken his profession.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Government is not every body's job. It is a highly skilled vocation.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • When I was a young man I observed that nine out of every ten things I did were failures. I didn't want to be a failure. So I did ten times more work.
    (George Bernard Shaw)


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