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  • When a prisoner sees the door of his dungeon open he dashes for it without stopping to think where he shall get his dinner.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Orchestras only need to be sworn at, and a German is consequently at an advantage with them, as English profanity, except in America, has not gone beyond a limited technology of perdition.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The real Brahms is nothing more than a sentimental voluptuary. ... rather tiresomely addicted to dressing himself up as Handel or Beethoven and making a prolonged and intolerable noise.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity and fashion will drive them to acquire any custom.
    (George Bernard Shaw)


  • There is nothing so bad or so good that you will not find Englishmen doing it but you will never find an Englishman in the wrong. He does everything on principle. He fights you on patriotic principles he robs you on business principles he enslaves you on imperial principles.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Revolutionary movements attract the best and worst elements in a given society.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Even the youngest of us may be wrong sometimes.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Where there is no religion, hypocrisy becomes good taste.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Must then a Christ perish in torment in every age to save those that have no imagination.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • He didn't dare to, because his father had a weak heart and habitually threatened to drop dead if anybody hurt his feelings. You may have noticed that people with weak hearts are the tyrants of English married life.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Kings are not born they are made by universal hallucination
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • If you go to Heaven without being naturally qualified for it you will not enjoy yourself there.
    (George Bernard Shaw)


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