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All great truths begin as blasphemies. ...
by George Bernard Shaw

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw

Related topics: Wisdom

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until
I say something nice about them.
- 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 broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man
in London if he has a comfortable income.
- 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

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

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

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

An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.
- 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

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

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

Thinking is necessary, but not sufficient, for living a great life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

There is a great future in front of you,
you can leave your past behind.
- Joel Osteen

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dare to dream of your great success.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

These are not dark days -
these are great days.
- Winston Churchill

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy


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