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Money

A
dayDefinition of time: General term for the experienced changes in our environment and ourselves. It can be gauged by the magnitude of the change.
's work is a day's work, neither more nor less, and the
manDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
who does it needs a day's sustenance, a night's repose and due leisure, whether he be painter or ploughman.



George Bernard Shaw

Health

A doctor's reputation is made by the number of eminent
menDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
who die under his care.



George Bernard Shaw

Arts

A dramatic critic is a
manDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
who leaves no turn unstoned.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.



George Bernard Shaw

Politics

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.



George Bernard Shaw

Science

A learned
manDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
is an idler who kills
timeDefinition of time: General term for the experienced changes in our environment and ourselves. It can be gauged by the magnitude of the change.
with study. Beware of his false
knowledgeDefinition of knowledge: Secured insight is considered knowledge. An insight can never be considered absolutely secured, but only as beyond reasonable doubt.
: it is more dangerous than ignorance.



George Bernard Shaw

Philosophy

A
lifeDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.



George Bernard Shaw

Happiness

A
lifetimeDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
of happiness! No
manDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
aliveDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
could bear it. It would be hell on earth.



George Bernard Shaw

Marriage

A
manDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
ought to be able to be fond of his wife without making a fool of himself about her.



George Bernard Shaw

Philosophy

A perpetual holiday is a
goodDefinition of good: A relative term for the things, states, activities and attitudes that are conducive to human life.
working definition of hell.



George Bernard Shaw

Character

A pessimist thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.



George Bernard Shaw

Politics

Alcohol is a very necessary article... It makes
lifeDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
bearable to millions of
peopleDefinition of people: A generalizing concept for human beings or persons. Typically one means ones own countrymen, or the people in ones own respective environment.
who could not endure their
existenceDefinition of existence: The universal presence of a physical or spiritual thing or entity. It is the cause of everything else and is at the basis of everything else.
if they were quite sober. It enables Parliament to do
thingsDefinition of thing: All, that confronts the subject, as a recognising ego, as perceptable content in the external world.
at eleven at night that no sane person would do at eleven in the morning.



George Bernard Shaw

Spirituality

Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of
lifeDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
.



George Bernard Shaw

Politics

All censorships
existDefinition of existence: The universal presence of a physical or spiritual thing or entity. It is the cause of everything else and is at the basis of everything else.
to prevent any one from challenging current conceptions and
existingDefinition of existence: The universal presence of a physical or spiritual thing or entity. It is the cause of everything else and is at the basis of everything else.
institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently the first condition of progress is the removal of censorships.



George Bernard Shaw

Religion

All great
truthsDefinition of truth: Accordance with the reality resp. a fact. The accuracy of the reflection of reality is meant with the notion of truth.
begin as blasphemies.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

All my
lifeDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
, affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.



George Bernard Shaw

Arts

All professions are conspiracies against the laity.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.



George Bernard Shaw

Freedom

An American has no sense of privacy. He does not
knowDefinition of knowledge: Secured insight is considered knowledge. An insight can never be considered absolutely secured, but only as beyond reasonable doubt.
what it means. There is no such
thingDefinition of thing: All, that confronts the subject, as a recognising ego, as perceptable content in the external world.
in the country.



George Bernard Shaw

Character

An Englishman thinks he is
moralDefinition of moral: Guiding principles or generally accepted societal value judgments.
, when he is only uncomfortable.



George Bernard Shaw

Friendship

Animals are my
friendsDefinition of friend: Someone to which you have a relationship based on mutual affection. It is characterized by trust and familiarity.
, and I don't eat my friends.



George Bernard Shaw

Politics

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.



George Bernard Shaw

Humour

Audacious ribald: your laughter will finish in hideous boredom before morning.



George Bernard Shaw

Happiness

Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of
beingDefinition of existence: The universal presence of a physical or spiritual thing or entity. It is the cause of everything else and is at the basis of everything else.
sooner ended.



George Bernard Shaw

Spirituality

BetterDefinition of good: A relative term for the things, states, activities and attitudes that are conducive to human life.
keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the
worldDefinition of universe: The totality of all existing things that can influence each other. Our physical universe consists of space, time, matter, and energy, where mass and energy can pass into one another, and time is an additional dimension. That is, in addition to the space-time-continuum one could also speak of the energy-mass-continuum.
.



George Bernard Shaw

Religion

Beware of the
manDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
whose
GodDefinition of God: With God, goddess or deity is meant a supernatural being, to whom special worship is given. Special qualities are attributed to this being, for example, to be the origin or creator of the universe and of all living beings. Even omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence are often attributed to it.
is in the skies.



George Bernard Shaw

Character

Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle
peopleDefinition of people: A generalizing concept for human beings or persons. Typically one means ones own countrymen, or the people in ones own respective environment.
believe they are doing something very clever when they are only wasting their
timeDefinition of time: General term for the experienced changes in our environment and ourselves. It can be gauged by the magnitude of the change.
.



George Bernard Shaw

Religion

ChristianityDefinition of religion: A worldview, based on the belief in one or more supernatural, unearthly, extrasensory forces and principles, that transcend the physical universe.
might be a
goodDefinition of good: A relative term for the things, states, activities and attitudes that are conducive to human life.
thing if anyone ever tried it.



George Bernard Shaw

Philosophy

Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.



George Bernard Shaw

Politics

Criminals do not die by the hands of the law. They die by the hands of other
menDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized
lifeDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
.



George Bernard Shaw

Politics

Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no
betterDefinition of good: A relative term for the things, states, activities and attitudes that are conducive to human life.
than we deserve.



George Bernard Shaw

Politics

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

Do not do unto others as you would they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.



George Bernard Shaw

Character

Do you
thinkDefinition of mind: The ability to think, so instead of just concrete objects, to spiritually consider abstract principles.
that the
thingsDefinition of thing: All, that confronts the subject, as a recognising ego, as perceptable content in the external world.
peopleDefinition of people: A generalizing concept for human beings or persons. Typically one means ones own countrymen, or the people in ones own respective environment.
make fools of themselves about are any less real and true than the things they behave sensibly about? They are more true: they are the only things that are true.



George Bernard Shaw

Humour

England and America are two countries separated by a common language.



George Bernard Shaw

Character

Every
manDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
over forty is a scoundrel.



George Bernard Shaw

Philosophy

Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is
timeDefinition of time: General term for the experienced changes in our environment and ourselves. It can be gauged by the magnitude of the change.
enough.



George Bernard Shaw

Philosophy

Except during the nine
monthsDefinition of time: General term for the experienced changes in our environment and ourselves. It can be gauged by the magnitude of the change.
before he draws his first breath, no
manDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
manages his affairs as
wellDefinition of good: A relative term for the things, states, activities and attitudes that are conducive to human life.
as a tree does.



George Bernard Shaw

Philosophy

Few
peopleDefinition of people: A generalizing concept for human beings or persons. Typically one means ones own countrymen, or the people in ones own respective environment.
thinkDefinition of mind: The ability to think, so instead of just concrete objects, to spiritually consider abstract principles.
more than two or three
timesDefinition of time: General term for the experienced changes in our environment and ourselves. It can be gauged by the magnitude of the change.
a year. I have made an international reputation for myself by
thinkingDefinition of mind: The ability to think, so instead of just concrete objects, to spiritually consider abstract principles.
once or twice a
weekDefinition of time: General term for the experienced changes in our environment and ourselves. It can be gauged by the magnitude of the change.
.



George Bernard Shaw

Money

Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich: something for nothing.



George Bernard Shaw

Politics

He
knowsDefinition of knowledge: Secured insight is considered knowledge. An insight can never be considered absolutely secured, but only as beyond reasonable doubt.
nothing. And he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a
politicalDefinition of politics: Politics is the determination of the way of living together in a community by enforced guidelines or instructions.
career.



George Bernard Shaw

Arts

He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.



George Bernard Shaw

Philosophy

He who has never hoped can never despair.



George Bernard Shaw

Philosophy

Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that
manDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
can never learn anything from history.



George Bernard Shaw

Arts

Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.



George Bernard Shaw

Philosophy

Hell is to drift; heaven is to steer.



George Bernard Shaw

Science

History, sir, will tell lies, as usual.



George Bernard Shaw

Philosophy

Home
lifeDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
as we understand it is no more
naturalDefinition of nature: That which was not created by man. Also: the essence of a thing.
to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.



George Bernard Shaw

Money

I am a millionaire. That is my
religionDefinition of religion: A worldview, based on the belief in one or more supernatural, unearthly, extrasensory forces and principles, that transcend the physical universe.
.



George Bernard Shaw

Money

I am a gentleman: I
liveDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
by robbing the poor.



George Bernard Shaw

Science

I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in
humanDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
form could have invented the Nobel Prize.



George Bernard Shaw

Philosophy

I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.



George Bernard Shaw

Politics

I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going.



George Bernard Shaw

Health

I never resist temptation because I have found that
thingsDefinition of thing: All, that confronts the subject, as a recognising ego, as perceptable content in the external world.
that are bad for me do not tempt me.



George Bernard Shaw

Character

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual irish way by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could.



George Bernard Shaw

Spirituality

I want to be all used up when I die.



George Bernard Shaw

Spirituality

I'd like to be the person I could have been but never was.



George Bernard Shaw

Arts

I've posed nude for a photographer in the manner of Rodin's Thinker, but I merely looked constipated.



George Bernard Shaw

Science

If all the economists in the
worldDefinition of universe: The totality of all existing things that can influence each other. Our physical universe consists of space, time, matter, and energy, where mass and energy can pass into one another, and time is an additional dimension. That is, in addition to the space-time-continuum one could also speak of the energy-mass-continuum.
were laid end to end, they wouldn't reach any conclusion.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must
ManDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
be of learning from
experienceDefinition of experiences: The amount of experiences that a person had in his life have, as well as in the wider sense the related conclusions thus.
.



George Bernard Shaw

Arts

If more than ten percent of the population likes a painting it should be burned, for it must be bad.



George Bernard Shaw

Politics

If the lesser
mindDefinition of mind: The ability to think, so instead of just concrete objects, to spiritually consider abstract principles.
could measure the greater as a footrule can measure a pyramid, there would be finality in universal suffrage. As it is, the
politicalDefinition of politics: Politics is the determination of the way of living together in a community by enforced guidelines or instructions.
problem remains unsolved.



George Bernard Shaw

Happiness

If you can't appreciate what you've got, then you had
betterDefinition of good: A relative term for the things, states, activities and attitudes that are conducive to human life.
get what you can appreciate.



George Bernard Shaw

Character

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as
wellDefinition of good: A relative term for the things, states, activities and attitudes that are conducive to human life.
make it dance.



George Bernard Shaw

Philosophy

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

If you leave the smallest corner of your
mindDefinition of mind: The ability to think, so instead of just concrete objects, to spiritually consider abstract principles.
open for a moment, other
peopleDefinition of people: A generalizing concept for human beings or persons. Typically one means ones own countrymen, or the people in ones own respective environment.
's opinions will rush in from all quarters.



George Bernard Shaw

Spirituality

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.



George Bernard Shaw

Arts

In order to fully realize how bad a popular play can be, it is necessary to see it twice.



George Bernard Shaw

Character

It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him.



George Bernard Shaw

Marriage

It is most unwise for
peopleDefinition of people: A generalizing concept for human beings or persons. Typically one means ones own countrymen, or the people in ones own respective environment.
in
loveDefinition of love: The most powerful form of affection and appreciation that a being can bring towards another being, or a thing.
to marry.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

It took me twenty years of studied self-restraint, aided by the
naturalDefinition of nature: That which was not created by man. Also: the essence of a thing.
decay of my faculties, to make myself dull enough to be accepted as a serious person by the British public.



George Bernard Shaw

Money

Lack of money is the root of all evil.



George Bernard Shaw

Arts

Let a short Act of Parliament be passed, placing all street musicians outside the protection of the law, so that any citizen may assail them with stones, sticks, knives, pistols, or bombs without incurring any penalties.



George Bernard Shaw

Freedom

LibertyDefinition of freedom: The possibility of a person to decide, unaffected from outside, within the limits of one's own possibilities and respect for the rights of others.
means responsibility. That is why most
menDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
dread it.



George Bernard Shaw

Humour

LifeDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
does not cease to be funny when
peopleDefinition of people: A generalizing concept for human beings or persons. Typically one means ones own countrymen, or the people in ones own respective environment.
die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.



George Bernard Shaw

Philosophy

LifeDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
is a disease. And the only diference between one another is the stage of the disease at which he
livesDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
.



George Bernard Shaw

Happiness

LifeDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
is not meant to be easy, my child. But take courage - it can be delightful.



George Bernard Shaw

Happiness

LifeDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.



George Bernard Shaw

Philosophy

LifeDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
would be tolerable but for its amusements.



George Bernard Shaw

Love

LoveDefinition of love: The most powerful form of affection and appreciation that a being can bring towards another being, or a thing.
is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.



George Bernard Shaw

Money

Make money and the whole nation will conspire to call you a gentleman.



George Bernard Shaw

Marriage

Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.



George Bernard Shaw

Religion

Martyrdom is the only way in which a
manDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
can become famous without ability.



George Bernard Shaw

Arts

My main reason for adopting literature as a profession was that, as the author is never seen by his clients, he need not dress respectably.



George Bernard Shaw

Arts

My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right
thingDefinition of thing: All, that confronts the subject, as a recognising ego, as perceptable content in the external world.
to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity.



George Bernard Shaw

Arts

My reputation grows with every failure.



George Bernard Shaw

Humour

My way of joking is to tell the
truthDefinition of truth: Accordance with the reality resp. a fact. The accuracy of the reflection of reality is meant with the notion of truth.
. It is the funniest joke in the
worldDefinition of universe: The totality of all existing things that can influence each other. Our physical universe consists of space, time, matter, and energy, where mass and energy can pass into one another, and time is an additional dimension. That is, in addition to the space-time-continuum one could also speak of the energy-mass-continuum.
.



George Bernard Shaw

Religion

No
manDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.



George Bernard Shaw

Science

Nobel prize money is a lifebelt thrown to a swimmer who has already reached the shore in safety.



George Bernard Shaw

Philosophy

Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious.



George Bernard Shaw

Character

One
manDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
that has a
mindDefinition of mind: The ability to think, so instead of just concrete objects, to spiritually consider abstract principles.
and
knowsDefinition of knowledge: Secured insight is considered knowledge. An insight can never be considered absolutely secured, but only as beyond reasonable doubt.
it can always beat ten
menDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
who haven't and don't.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

Pardon him, Theodotus: he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of
natureDefinition of nature: That which was not created by man. Also: the essence of a thing.
.



George Bernard Shaw

Marriage

Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.



George Bernard Shaw

Friendship

PeopleDefinition of people: A generalizing concept for human beings or persons. Typically one means ones own countrymen, or the people in ones own respective environment.
always get tired of one another. I grow tired of myself whenever I am left alone for ten
minutesDefinition of time: General term for the experienced changes in our environment and ourselves. It can be gauged by the magnitude of the change.
, and I am certain that I am fonder of myself than anyone can be of another person.



George Bernard Shaw

Money

PeopleDefinition of people: A generalizing concept for human beings or persons. Typically one means ones own countrymen, or the people in ones own respective environment.
are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the
worldDefinition of universe: The totality of all existing things that can influence each other. Our physical universe consists of space, time, matter, and energy, where mass and energy can pass into one another, and time is an additional dimension. That is, in addition to the space-time-continuum one could also speak of the energy-mass-continuum.
are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them.



George Bernard Shaw

Character

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their
mindsDefinition of mind: The ability to think, so instead of just concrete objects, to spiritually consider abstract principles.
cannot change anything.



George Bernard Shaw

Character

Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad.



George Bernard Shaw

Arts

Reviewing has one advantage over suicide: in suicide you take it out on yourself; in reviewing you take it out on other
peopleDefinition of people: A generalizing concept for human beings or persons. Typically one means ones own countrymen, or the people in ones own respective environment.
.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other
peopleDefinition of people: A generalizing concept for human beings or persons. Typically one means ones own countrymen, or the people in ones own respective environment.
without blushing.



George Bernard Shaw

Character

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.



George Bernard Shaw

Happiness

Success covers a multitude of blunders.



George Bernard Shaw

Happiness

Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.



George Bernard Shaw

Religion

The Churches must learn humility as
wellDefinition of good: A relative term for the things, states, activities and attitudes that are conducive to human life.
as teach it.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.



George Bernard Shaw

Arts

The chief objection of playing wind instruments is that it prolongs the
lifeDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
of the player.



George Bernard Shaw

Philosophy

It's so hard to
knowDefinition of knowledge: Secured insight is considered knowledge. An insight can never be considered absolutely secured, but only as beyond reasonable doubt.
what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right.



George Bernard Shaw

Religion

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken
manDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
is happier than a sober one.



George Bernard Shaw

Love

The fickleness of the
womenDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
whom I
loveDefinition of love: The most powerful form of affection and appreciation that a being can bring towards another being, or a thing.
is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.



George Bernard Shaw

Character

The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.



George Bernard Shaw

Money

The
loveDefinition of love: The most powerful form of affection and appreciation that a being can bring towards another being, or a thing.
of money is the root of all virtue.



George Bernard Shaw

Arts

The
manDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
who writes about himself and his own
timeDefinition of time: General term for the experienced changes in our environment and ourselves. It can be gauged by the magnitude of the change.
is the only man who writes about all
peopleDefinition of people: A generalizing concept for human beings or persons. Typically one means ones own countrymen, or the people in ones own respective environment.
and all time.



George Bernard Shaw

Character

The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

The more
thingsDefinition of thing: All, that confronts the subject, as a recognising ego, as perceptable content in the external world.
a
manDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.



George Bernard Shaw

Sexuality

The perfect
loveDefinition of love: The most powerful form of affection and appreciation that a being can bring towards another being, or a thing.
affair is one which is conducted entirely by post.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

The reasonable
manDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
adapts himself to the
worldDefinition of universe: The totality of all existing things that can influence each other. Our physical universe consists of space, time, matter, and energy, where mass and energy can pass into one another, and time is an additional dimension. That is, in addition to the space-time-continuum one could also speak of the energy-mass-continuum.
. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of
peopleDefinition of people: A generalizing concept for human beings or persons. Typically one means ones own countrymen, or the people in ones own respective environment.
.



George Bernard Shaw

Money

The seven deadly sins ... Food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven milestones from
manDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
's neck but money. And the
spiritDefinition of spirit: The essence of the non-physical nature of life. Also: the sophisticated, refined expression of life.
cannot soar until the milestones are lifted.



George Bernard Shaw

Character

The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

The
worldDefinition of universe: The totality of all existing things that can influence each other. Our physical universe consists of space, time, matter, and energy, where mass and energy can pass into one another, and time is an additional dimension. That is, in addition to the space-time-continuum one could also speak of the energy-mass-continuum.
is populated in the main by
peopleDefinition of people: A generalizing concept for human beings or persons. Typically one means ones own countrymen, or the people in ones own respective environment.
who should not exist.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of
inhumanityDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

There are no secrets
betterDefinition of good: A relative term for the things, states, activities and attitudes that are conducive to human life.
kept than the secrets that everybody guesses.



George Bernard Shaw

Happiness

There are two tragedies in
lifeDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.



George Bernard Shaw

Love

There is no
loveDefinition of love: The most powerful form of affection and appreciation that a being can bring towards another being, or a thing.
sincerer than the love of food.



George Bernard Shaw

Philosophy

There is no satisfaction in hanging a
manDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
who does not
objectDefinition of thing: All, that confronts the subject, as a recognising ego, as perceptable content in the external world.
to it.



George Bernard Shaw

Religion

There is only one
religionDefinition of religion: A worldview, based on the belief in one or more supernatural, unearthly, extrasensory forces and principles, that transcend the physical universe.
, though there are a hundred versions of it.



George Bernard Shaw

Happiness

This is the true joy in
lifeDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
, the
beingDefinition of existence: The universal presence of a physical or spiritual thing or entity. It is the cause of everything else and is at the basis of everything else.
used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap, the being a force of
natureDefinition of nature: That which was not created by man. Also: the essence of a thing.
instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the
worldDefinition of universe: The totality of all existing things that can influence each other. Our physical universe consists of space, time, matter, and energy, where mass and energy can pass into one another, and time is an additional dimension. That is, in addition to the space-time-continuum one could also speak of the energy-mass-continuum.
will not devote itself to making you happy.



George Bernard Shaw

Money

To be clever enough to get a great deal of money, one must be stupid enough to want it.



George Bernard Shaw

Philosophy

Virtue is insufficient temptation.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

We don't bother much about dress and manners in England, because as a nation we don't dress
wellDefinition of good: A relative term for the things, states, activities and attitudes that are conducive to human life.
and we have no manners.



George Bernard Shaw

Happiness

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.



George Bernard Shaw

Religion

We have not lost faith, but we have transferred it from
GodDefinition of God: With God, goddess or deity is meant a supernatural being, to whom special worship is given. Special qualities are attributed to this being, for example, to be the origin or creator of the universe and of all living beings. Even omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence are often attributed to it.
to the medical profession.



George Bernard Shaw

Philosophy

We must make the
worldDefinition of universe: The totality of all existing things that can influence each other. Our physical universe consists of space, time, matter, and energy, where mass and energy can pass into one another, and time is an additional dimension. That is, in addition to the space-time-continuum one could also speak of the energy-mass-continuum.
honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the
bestDefinition of good: A relative term for the things, states, activities and attitudes that are conducive to human life.
policy.



George Bernard Shaw

Humour

What
GodDefinition of God: With God, goddess or deity is meant a supernatural being, to whom special worship is given. Special qualities are attributed to this being, for example, to be the origin or creator of the universe and of all living beings. Even omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence are often attributed to it.
hath joined together no
manDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
shall put asunder: God will take care of that.



George Bernard Shaw

Philosophy

What is
lifeDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn't come every
dayDefinition of time: General term for the experienced changes in our environment and ourselves. It can be gauged by the magnitude of the change.
.



George Bernard Shaw

Money

What is the matter with the poor is poverty, what is the matter with the rich is uselessness.



George Bernard Shaw

Marriage

What is virtue but the trades unionism of the married.



George Bernard Shaw

Society

What we call education and culture is for the most part nothing but the substitution of reading for
experienceDefinition of experiences: The amount of experiences that a person had in his life have, as well as in the wider sense the related conclusions thus.
, of literature for life, of the obsolete fictitious for the contemporary real.



George Bernard Shaw

Arts

When I was young I observed that nine out of every ten
thingsDefinition of thing: All, that confronts the subject, as a recognising ego, as perceptable content in the external world.
I did were failures, so I did ten
timesDefinition of time: General term for the experienced changes in our environment and ourselves. It can be gauged by the magnitude of the change.
more work.



George Bernard Shaw

Philosophy

When a
manDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
wants to murder a tiger, it's called sport; when the tiger wants to murder him it's called ferocity.



George Bernard Shaw

Politics

When a stupid
manDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.



George Bernard Shaw

Humour

When a
thingDefinition of thing: All, that confronts the subject, as a recognising ego, as perceptable content in the external world.
is funny, search it carefully for a hidden
truthDefinition of truth: Accordance with the reality resp. a fact. The accuracy of the reflection of reality is meant with the notion of truth.
.



George Bernard Shaw

Spirituality

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?



George Bernard Shaw

Money

You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your
lifeDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not
liveDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
.



George Bernard Shaw

Character

You see
thingsDefinition of thing: All, that confronts the subject, as a recognising ego, as perceptable content in the external world.
, and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were, and say 'Why not?



George Bernard Shaw

Arts

You use a glass mirror to see your face. You use works of art to see your soul.



George Bernard Shaw

Politics

You'll never have a quiet
worldDefinition of universe: The totality of all existing things that can influence each other. Our physical universe consists of space, time, matter, and energy, where mass and energy can pass into one another, and time is an additional dimension. That is, in addition to the space-time-continuum one could also speak of the energy-mass-continuum.
till you knock the patriotism out of the
humanDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
race.



George Bernard Shaw

Happiness

Youth is a wonderful
thingDefinition of thing: All, that confronts the subject, as a recognising ego, as perceptable content in the external world.
. What a crime to waste it on children.



George Bernard Shaw

Happiness

Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing. Age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing.



George Bernard Shaw