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  • Sister, you're trying to keep me alive as an old curiosity, but I'm done, I'm finished, I'm going to die. Spoken to his nurse.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • We have not lost faith, but we have transferred it from God to the medical profession.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Heaven, as conventionally conceived, is a place so inane, so dull, so useless, so miserable, that nobody has ever ventured to describe a whole day in heaven, though plenty of people have described a day at the seaside.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Nothing can be unconditional consequently nothing can be free.
    (George Bernard Shaw)


  • You are a very poor soldier a chocolate cream soldier.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • We veneer civilization by doing unkind things in a kind way
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The notion that disarmament can put a stop to war is contradicted by the nearest dogfight.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • A man who has no office to go, to I don't care who he is, is a trial of which you can have no conception.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Don't think you can frighten me by telling me I am alone. France is alone and God is alone and what is my loneliness before the loneliness of my country and my God.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Democracy means the organization of society for the benefit and at the expense of everybody indiscriminately and not for the benefit of a privileged class.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • I hate, performers who debase great works of art I long for their annihilation.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Critics, like other people, see what they look for, not what is actually before them.
    (George Bernard Shaw)


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