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The joy in life is to be used for a purpose. I want to be used up when I die. George Bernard Shaw

34 3
The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else. George Bernard Shaw

34 3
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw

26 2
Our necessities are few, but our wants are endless. George Bernard Shaw

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He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career. George Bernard Shaw

34 4
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. George Bernard Shaw

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Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will want to use it. George Bernard Shaw

22 2
My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world. George Bernard Shaw

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Lack of money is the root of all evil. George Bernard Shaw

16 1
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous George Bernard Shaw

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We want a few mad people now. See where the sane ones have landed us! George Bernard Shaw

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When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. George Bernard Shaw

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Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature! George Bernard Shaw

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He who has never hoped can never despair. George Bernard Shaw

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Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated. George Bernard Shaw

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Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough. George Bernard Shaw

21 2
If all the economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion. George Bernard Shaw

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I want to be all used up when I die. George Bernard Shaw

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The secret of forgiving everything is to understand nothing. George Bernard Shaw

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What we call education and culture is for the most part nothing but the substitution of reading for experience, of literature for life, of the obsolete fictitious for the contemporary real. George Bernard Shaw

22 3
Man is the only animal of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid of. George Bernard Shaw

18 2
The greatest evils and the worst of crimes is poverty; our first duty, a duty to which every other consideration should be sacrificed, is not to be poor. George Bernard Shaw

18 2
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world 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

24 4
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. George Bernard Shaw

13 1
The ordinary man is an anarchist. He wants to do as he likes. He may want his neighbor to be governed, but he himself doesn't want to be governed. He is mortally afraid of government officials and policemen. George Bernard Shaw