Quotes from G.B. Shaw

-There is no sincerer love than the love of food.

-Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.

-I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.

-The only secrets are the secrets that keep themselves.

-We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

-First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.

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

And the quotes goes on.

-Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men’s imperfections, and conceal your own.

-Some look at things that are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

-The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.

-Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.

-The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity.

-I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.

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

-A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.

-The frontier between hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things.

-The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and about all time.

-There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it.

-Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me.

-Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

-The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.

-The test of a man or woman’s breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.

-Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.

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

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

-Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.

-Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad.

-The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.


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