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Those who talk most about the blessings of marriage and the
constancy of its vows are the very people read more

Those who talk most about the blessings of marriage and the
constancy of its vows are the very people who declare that if the
chain were broken and the prisoners were left free to choose, the
whole social fabric would fly asunder. You can't have the
argument both ways. If the prisoner is happy, why lock him in?
If he is not, why pretend that he is?

by George Bernard Shaw Found in: Marriage Quotes,
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Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

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Virtue is insufficient temptation.

Virtue is insufficient temptation.

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Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.

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The novelties of one generation are only the resuscitated
fashions of the generation before last.

The novelties of one generation are only the resuscitated
fashions of the generation before last.

by George Bernard Shaw Found in: Fashion Quotes,
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You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'

You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'

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When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.

by George Bernard Shaw Found in: Duty Quotes,
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Revolutionary movements attract those who are not good enough for established institutions as well as those who are too good read more

Revolutionary movements attract those who are not good enough for established institutions as well as those who are too good for them.

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There are two tragedies in life. One is not get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.

There are two tragedies in life. One is not get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.

by George Bernard Shaw Found in: Desire Quotes,
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Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.

Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.

by George Bernard Shaw Found in: Ability Quotes,
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