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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

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

The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.
- 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 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 fool's brain digests philosophy into folly,
science into superstition, and art into pedantry.
Hence University education.
- 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 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

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

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

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

An asylum for the sane would be empty in America.
- 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 gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
- George Bernard Shaw

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet,
isn't much better than tedious disease.
- Alexander Pope

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The fact that I exist is a perpetual surprise.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
- Colin Powell

It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear,
that shapes the face of a brave man.
- Georges Bernanos

Television knows no night.
It is perpetual day.
TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night,
of the other side of things.
- Jean Baudrillard

Every year the State will be the dog that chases its own tail...
engaging in a futile attempt to close a perpetual budget gap.
- Richard J. Codey

Revolution is not something fixed in ideology,
nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade.
It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.
- Abbie Hoffman

I put for the general inclination of all mankind,
a perpetual and restless desire of power after power,
that ceaseth only in death.
- Thomas Hobbes

Perpetual pushing and assurance put a difficulty out
of countenance and make a seeming difficulty gives way.
- Jeremy Collier

This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions
for ourselves and our nearest friends,
is insatiable, perpetual, universal,
and directly destructive of society.
- David Hume

Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear -
kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor -
with the cry of grave national emergency.
- Douglas MacArthur

Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe
get so boring that eating the apple was justified?
- Chuck Palahniuk

Truth is a thing immortal and perpetual,
and it gives to us a beauty that fades not away in time.
- Frank Norris

Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business
is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

What can be indissoluble if a perpetual Union,
made more perfect, is not?
- Salmon P. Chase

The moral world is as little exempt as the physical
world from the law of ceaseless change,
of perpetual flux.
- James G. Frazer

Nothing could be more insulting to me than the concept of civil rights.
It means perpetual second-class citizenship for me and my kind.
- James H. Meredith

It's bad taste to be wise all the time,
like being at a perpetual funeral.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The Popish theory, which assumes that Christ,
the Apostles and believers, constituted the Church
while our Saviour was on earth,
and this organization was designed to be perpetual.
- Charles Hodge

I exist in a state of almost perpetual hysteria.
- Sting

If it were a real effort to live in the Middle Ages,
your life would be one perpetual prevarication.
- Goldwin Smith

The right to have a slave implies the right in some one to make the slave;
that right must be equal and mutual,
and this would resolve society into a state of perpetual war.
- William H. Seward

A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting
to the dwellers in civilization;
like the gentle air of a genial climate,
it is a perpetual minute enjoyment.
- Walter Bagehot

War is to man what maternity is to a woman.
From a philosophical and doctrinal viewpoint,
I do not believe in perpetual peace.
- Benito Mussolini

Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail,
the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.
- Theophile Gautier

If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and
your life broadening and deepening,
if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you,
you have not found your place.
- Orison Swett Marden

Names were not so much dropped as thrown in a perpetual game of catch.
- Robert Morley

A celibate, like the fly in the heart of an apple,
dwells in a perpetual sweetness, but sits alone,
and is confined and dies in singularity.
- Jeremy Taylor

The world is a perpetual caricature of itself;
at every moment it is the mockery and the contradiction
of what it is pretending to be.
- George Santayana

This is a soul under perpetual migraine attack.
- Richard Schickel


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