George B Shaw quotes

“Life is a disease; and the only difference between one another is the stage of the disease at which he lives.”

“Though all society is founded on intolerance, all improvement is founded on tolerance.”

“As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.”

“People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.”

“I’m not a teacher: only a fellow-traveller of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead – ahead of myself as well s you.”

“People get nothing out of books but what they bring to them.

“My way of joking is telling the truth; that is the funniest joke in the world.”

“Remember, our conduct is influenced not by our experience but by our expectations.”

“I never though much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from the people.”

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”

“Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will want to use.”

“The secret to forgiving everything is to understand nothing.”

“Life is no brief candle for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it onto future generations.”

“Absolute honesty is as absurd an abstraction as an absolute temperature or an absolute value.”

“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.”

“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.”

“The man who listens reason is lost: Reason enslaves all whose mind are not strong enough to master her.”

“Nothing makes a man so selfish as work.”

“The harder I work the more I live.”

“Most people do not pray; they only beg.”

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”

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