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An asylum for the sane would be empty in America. ...
by George Bernard Shaw

An asylum for the sane would be empty in America.
- George Bernard Shaw

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

 

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

Better keep yourself clean and bright;
you are the window through which
you must see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

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No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

Life isn't about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.
- George Bernard Shaw

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw

The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
- George Bernard Shaw

Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

In this world there is always danger
for those who are afraid of it.
- George Bernard Shaw

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

People who say it cannot be done should not
interrupt those who are doing it.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

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

My way of joking is telling the truth;
that is the funniest joke in the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always
depend on the support of Paul.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

Do not do unto others
as you expect they should do unto you.
Their tastes may not be the same.
- George Bernard Shaw

A man of great common sense and good taste -
meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
- George Bernard Shaw

Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until
I say something nice about them.
- George Bernard Shaw

A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
- George Bernard Shaw

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
- George Bernard Shaw

A man who has no office to go, to I don't care who he is,
is a trial of which you can have no conception.
- George Bernard Shaw

Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.
- George Bernard Shaw

An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood;
a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.
- George Bernard Shaw

A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.
- 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

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

A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

A little learning is a dangerous thing,
but we must take that risk because a little is as much
as our biggest heads can hold.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

All my life affection has been showered upon me,
and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.
- George Bernard Shaw

It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,'
but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies.
- Mike Royko

The whole religious complexion of the modern world
is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.
- Thomas Paine

What is the most innocent place in any country? Is
it not the insane asylum? These people drift through life truly innocent,
unable to see into themselves at all.
- Arthur Miller

I always had a desire to know asylum life more thoroughly -
a desire to be convinced that the most helpless of God's creatures,
the insane, were cared for kindly and properly.
- Nellie Bly

Our first responsibility is to protect the American
people and we cannot put on blinders to expect that
everyone who seeks asylum does so in good faith.
- Bill Shuster

Many people think it's in bad taste to advertise for an insane asylum...
but come on down.
We're going crazy.
- Colin Mochrie

The whole country is one vast insane asylum and they're
letting the worst patients run the place.
- Robert Welch

I find Cambridge an asylum, in every sense of the word.
- A. E. Housman

Old age realizes the dreams of youth:
look at Dean Swift;
in his youth he built an asylum for the insane,
in his old age he was himself an inmate.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If I were to say what I really think I would be arrested
or shut away in a lunatic asylum.
Come on, I am sure that it would be the same for everyone.
- Roberto Bolano

The place where optimism flourishes most is the lunatic asylum.
- Havelock Ellis

I think Hollywood has a class system.
The actors are like the inmates, but the truth is they're running the asylum.
- Robert De Niro

Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free,
but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum
on earth for civil and religious liberty.
- Samuel Adams

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that
faith does not prove anything.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

In the early days of his reign, Bismarck confided to
a friend that it would some day be necessary for Germany
to confine William II in an insane asylum.
- Kelly Miller

Sometimes I think they should set up an asylum for people like that...
a whole slew of paparazzi defending their positions.
- Robin Wright Penn

I had, toward the last, been shut off from all visitors,
and so when the lawyer, Peter A. Hendricks, came and
told me that friends of mine were willing to take charge
of me if I would rather be with them than in the asylum,
I was only too glad to give my consent.
- Nellie Bly

All the asylum clothing is made by the patients,
but sewing does not employ one's mind.
After several months' confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint,
and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder
over their hopeless fate.
- Nellie Bly

I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I
never had the obsession of suicide,
but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist,
every morning at the time of his visit,
made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would
not be able to cut his throat.
- Antonin Artaud

Asylum was good exposure for me and it is still shown
quite often on television.
I remember the special effects people had fun making
a little doll that looked like me -
which is not so easy -
and it had to move along the floor.
- Herbert Lom

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us
that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with.
To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves,
we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
- Pema Chodron

Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?
- Luciano Pavarotti

Show me a sane man, and I will cure him for you.
- Carl Jung

What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?
- Ursula K. Le Guin

The amazing thing is that I'm sane.
I'm not bitter.
I'm not drugged out.
I'm not broke.
I'm still married to the same guy.
My children don't hate me.
- Brenda Lee

National armies fight nations, royal armies fight their like,
the first obey a mob, always demented and the second a king,
generally sane.
- J. F. C. Fuller

A sane mind should not be guilty of a logical fallacy,
yet there are very fine minds incapable of following
mathematical demonstrations.
- Henri Poincare

When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.
- Hermann Hesse

In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom!
- J. G. Ballard

Fortunately, there is a sane equilibrium in the character of nations,
as there is in that of men.
- Jose Marti

One can only guess the amount of magic mushrooms a
sane person would have to consume to believe that a
frisbee constituted a genuine threat to roughly 3,000 police officers.
- Mark Thomas

My childhood was safe and sane.
No abuse and no traumas.
I was surrounded by a large and loving family who taught
me the importance of hard work and a meaningful education.
- Ronnie James Dio


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