Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A Gentleman

“We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.”
― George Bernard Shaw, Candida

“A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery - it's the sincerest form of learning.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation, because occupation means pre-occupation; and the pre-occupied person is neither happy nor unhappy, but simply alive and active. That is why it is necessary to happiness that one should be tired.”
― George Bernard Shaw, Misalliance

“Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“I have defined the hundred per cent American as ninety-nine per cent an idiot.”
― George Bernard Shaw