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  • We are a nation of governesses.
    (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)

  • We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
    (George Bernard Shaw)


  • We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
    (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)

  • If you leave the smallest corner of your head vacant for a moment, other people's opinions will rush in from all quarters.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • You can always tell an old soldier by the inside of his holsters and cartridge boxes. The young ones carry pistols and cartridges; the old ones, grub.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Of all the damnable waste of human life that ever was invented, clerking is the worst.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • There is a disease to which plays as well as men become liable with advancing years,
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • You dont expect me to know what to say about a play when I dont know who the author is, do you ... If its by a good author, its a good play, naturally. That stands to reason.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not.
    (George Bernard Shaw)


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