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The secret of being miserable

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.

– George Bernard Shaw

The only way to avoid

The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.

– George Bernard Shaw

Death is for many of

Death is for many of us the gate of hell; but we are inside on the way out, not outside on the way in.

– George Bernard Shaw

If you can’t get rid

If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance.

– George Bernard Shaw

Dancing the vertical expression of

Dancing: the vertical expression of a horizontal desire legalized by music.

– George Bernard Shaw

Dancing is a perpendicular expression

Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.

– George Bernard Shaw

You’ll never have a quiet

“You’ll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.”

– George Bernard Shaw

Never fret for an only

Never fret for an only son, the idea of failure will never occur to him.

– George Bernard Shaw

Some men see things as

“Some men see things as they are and say why – I dream things that never were and say why not.”

– George Bernard Shaw

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

– George Bernard Shaw

We grow old beacuse we stop playing

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
– George Bernard Shaw

A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.
– George Bernard Shaw

Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.
– George Bernard Shaw

Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
– George Bernard Shaw

A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.
– George Bernard Shaw

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
– George Bernard Shaw

It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.
– George Bernard Shaw

A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
– George Bernard Shaw

The word morality, if we met it in the Bible, would surprise us as much as the word telephone or motor car.
– George Bernard Shaw

An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.
– George Bernard Shaw