George Bernard Shaw…

October 8, 2009 at 12:08 pm (Unzipped Thoughts)

… had a way with words, like no other. Whitness these thought provoking quotes:

“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.”

“Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course.”

“When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.”

“My way of joking is to tell the truth. It is the funniest joke in the world.”

“The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time.”

“The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.”

“Lack of money is the root of all evil.”

“A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.”

“Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.”

“There are two tragedies in life. One is to not get your heart’s desire. The other is to get it.”

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

“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.”




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