Quotes by George Bernard Shaw

A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.
George Bernard Shaw
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Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.
George Bernard Shaw
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Dying is a troublesome business: there is pain to be suffered, and it wrings one’s heart; but death is a splendid thing – a warfare accomplished, a beginning all over again, a triumph. You can always see that in their faces.
George Bernard Shaw
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First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity: no really self-respecting woman would take advantage of it.
George Bernard Shaw
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If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance.
George Bernard Shaw
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If you value a man’s regard, strive with him. As to liking, you like your newspaper – and despise it.
George Bernard Shaw
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In Heaven an angel is nobody in particular.
George Bernard Shaw
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It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.
George Bernard Shaw
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Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
George Bernard Shaw
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Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.
George Bernard Shaw
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The test of a man or woman’s breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.
George Bernard Shaw
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The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.
George Bernard Shaw
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Well, dearie, men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability. But you can’t blame them for that, can you?
George Bernard Shaw
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The ordinary man is an anarchist. He wants to do as he likes. He may want his neighbor to be governed, but he himself doesn’t want to be governed. He is mortally afraid of government officials and policemen.
George Bernard Shaw
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You see things and you say ‘Why?’. I dream things that never were and say ‘Why not?’
George Bernard Shaw
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You will never have a quiet world until you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
George Bernard Shaw
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