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George Bernard Shaw Quotes on Children (8 Quotes)


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  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Physically there is nothing to distinguish human society from the farm-yard except that children are more troublesome and costly than chickens and calves and that men and women are not so completely enslaved as farm stock.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The seven deadly sins... Food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven millstones from man's neck but money and the spirit cannot soar until the millstones are lifted.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Don't order any black things. Rejoice in his memory and be radiant leave grief to the children. Wear violet and purple. Be patient with the poor people who will snivel they don't know and they think they will live for ever, which makes death a division instead of a bond.
    (George Bernard Shaw)


  • If parents would only realize how they bore their children.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • I like flowers, I also like children, but I do not chop their heads and keep them in bowls of water around the house.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
    (George Bernard Shaw)


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