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A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always
by George Bernard Shaw

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

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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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

Life isn't about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.
- 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

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

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

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

An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.
- 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 fool's brain digests philosophy into folly,
science into superstition, and art into pedantry.
Hence University education.
- 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 of great common sense and good taste -
meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
- 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 never tells you anything until you contradict him.
- George Bernard Shaw

Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.
- 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 asylum for the sane would be empty in America.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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

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

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

We Can Do It!
- WW II US Government Poster

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today;
it is rather the vital necessity of action today
to ensure our strength tomorrow.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

This is no time for ease and comfort.
It is time to dare and endure.
- Winston Churchill

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
- Jimmy Carter

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Without forgiveness, there is no future.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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