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  • Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • All professions are conspiracies against the laity.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Life is not meant to be easy, my child, But take courage, It can be delightful.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • We dont bother much about dress and manners in England, because as a nation we dont dress well and weve got no manners.
    (George Bernard Shaw)


  • Vulgarity in a king flatters the majority of the nation.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • If you strike a child, take care that you strike it in anger, even at the risk of maiming it for life. A blow in cold blood neither can nor should be forgiven.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The mathematician is fascinated with the marvelous beauty of the forms he constructs, and in their beauty he finds everlasting truth.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Nobel prize money is a life-belt thrown to a swimmer who has already reached the shore in safety
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • We know now that the soul is the body, and the body the soul. They tell us they are different because they want to persuade us that we can keep our souls if we let them make slaves of our bodies.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Gardening is the only unquestionably useful job.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The great advantage of a hotel is that it's a great refuge from home life
    (George Bernard Shaw)


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