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Engrave this Quote My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity.
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-George Bernard Shaw
Engrave this Quote There is nothing so bad or so good that you will not find an Englishman doing it; but you will never find an Englishman in the wrong. He does everything on principle. He fights you on patriotic principles; he robs you on business principles; he enslaves you on imperial principles.
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Engrave this Quote Majesty: when a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.
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Engrave this Quote You see things; and you say Why? But I dream things that never were; and I say Why not?
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Engrave this Quote Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
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Engrave this Quote You have set up in New York Harbor a monstrous idol which you call Liberty. The only thing that remains to complete that monument is to put on its pedestal the inscription written by Dante on the gate of hell: All hope abandon ye who enter here.
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Engrave this Quote You have to choose between trusting to the natural stability of gold and the natural stability of the honesty and intelligence of the members of the Government. And, with due respect for these gentlemen, I advise you, as long as the Capitalist system lasts, to vote for gold.
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Engrave this Quote The best reformers the world has ever seen are those who commence on themselves.
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-George Bernard Shaw
Ability
Engrave this Quote Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.
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Actors, Acting
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Advice
Engrave this Quote I'm not a teacher: only a fellow-traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead -- ahead of myself as well as you.
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Age
Engrave this Quote Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.
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Engrave this Quote Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
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Alcohol/Alcoholism
Engrave this Quote I'm only a beer teetotaler, not a champagne teetotaler.
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America
Engrave this Quote England and America are two countries separated by the same language.
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-George Bernard Shaw, "Reader's Digest", November, 1942
Anarchy
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Ancestry, Ancestors
Engrave this Quote Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to understand them. But every Englishman loves a pedigree.
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Angels
Engrave this Quote In Heaven an angel is nobody in particular.
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Apathy
Engrave this Quote The worst sin... is... to be indifferent.
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Engrave this Quote The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity.
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Argument & Debate
Engrave this Quote A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.
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Art
Engrave this Quote Great art is never produced for its own sake. It is too difficult to be worth the effort.
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Atheism
Engrave this Quote I'm an atheist and I thank God for it.
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Engrave this Quote The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic 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.
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Authors & Writing
Engrave this Quote The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and about all time.
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-George Bernard Shaw

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