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  • He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Pickering Have you no morals, man Doolittle Can't afford them, Governor.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • I never expect a soldier to think.
    (George Bernard Shaw)


  • Life on board a pleasure steamer violates every moral and physical condition of healthy life except fresh air. . . . It is a guzzling, lounging, gambling, dog's life. The only alternative to excitement is irritability.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • It is easy terribly easy to shake a mans faith in himself. To take advantage of that to break a mans spirit is devils work.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The frontier between hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • I'm only a beer teetotaler, not a champagne teetotaler.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Suppose the world were only one of God's jokes, would you work any the less to make it a good joke instead of a bad one.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • It is not disbelief that is dangerous to our society it is belief.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The roulette table pays nobody except him who keeps it. Nevertheless, a passion for gaming is common, though a passion for keeping roulette wheels is unknown.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.
    (George Bernard Shaw)


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