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  • The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The churches must learn humility as well as teach it.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Crime is only the retail department of what, in wholesale, we call penal law.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • He never does a proper thing without giving an improper reason for it.
    (George Bernard Shaw)


  • A man's interest in the world is only the overflow from his interest in himself. When you are a child your vessel is not yet full so you care for nothing but your own affairs. When you grow up, your vessel overflows. . .
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • He who has nothing to assert has no style and can have none he who has something to assert will go as far in power of style as its momentousness and his conviction will carry him.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • I tell you that as long as I can conceive something better than myself I cannot be easy unless I am striving to bring it in to existence or clearing the way for it.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The truth is, hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honor.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • What I say today everybody will say tomorrow, though they will not remember who put it into their heads. Indeed they will be right for I never remember who puts things into my head it is the Zeitgeist.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
    (George Bernard Shaw)


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