Wednesday, July 26, 2017

you are the window

“Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”
― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

“I’m an atheist and I thank God for it.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“My religious convictions and scientific views cannot at present be more specifically defined than as those of a believer in creative evolution. I desire that no public monument or work of art or inscription or sermon or ritual service commemorating me shall suggest that I accepted the tenets peculiar to any established church or denomination nor take the form of a cross or any other instrument of torture or symbol of blood sacrifice.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“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 happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality of happiness, and by no means a necessity of life.”
― George Bernard Shaw, Androcles and the Lion

“All great truths begin as blasphemies.”
― George Bernard Shaw, Annajanska the Bolshevik Empress

“When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.”
― George Bernard Shaw, Back to Methuselah

“I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.”
― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

“Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“This is the true joy in life, the being 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 Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“Liquor is the chloroform which enables the poor man to endure the painful operation of living.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.”
― George Bernard Shaw, The Doctor's Dilemma: A Tragedy

“What you are to do without me I cannot imagine.”
― George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion

“The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“The most tragic thing in the world is a man of genius who is not a man of honor.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“Criminals do not die by the hands of the law. They die by the hands of other men.”
― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

“Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“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

“The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.”
― George Bernard Shaw, Caesar and Cleopatra

“The thought of two thousand people crunching celery at the same time horrified me.”
― George Bernard Shaw

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