37 Excellent Quotes and Thoughts By George Bernard Shaw

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  1. A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
  2. A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
  3. A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
  4. A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.
  5. A man of great common sense and good taste – meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
  6. Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.
  7. Animals are my friends… and I don’t eat my friends.
  8. Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
  9. Better never than late.
  10. Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
  11. Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.
  12. Do not do unto others as you expect they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
  13. First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
  14. Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men’s imperfections, and conceal your own.
  15. I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.
  16. If women were particular about men’s characters, they would never get married at all.
  17. If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance.
  18. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.
  19. Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
  20. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
  21. Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
  22. Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.
  23. People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
  24. Political necessities sometime turn out to be political mistakes.
  25. Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
  26. Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive.
  27. Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.
  28. The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
  29. The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life.
  30. The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.
  31. The only secrets are the secrets that keep themselves.
  32. The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.
  33. The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
  34. There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
  35. We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
  36. We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
  37. Youth is wasted on the young.