This is a compilation of thoughts and quotes that I have found or written recently, as well as many that I've collected throughout the years. Most thoughts are posted randomly, as I feel inspired. A listing of quotes can be found alphabetically (check the 2008 and 2009 archives listing), or by source.

Feel free to suggest additions!

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Thursday, January 13, 2011

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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

Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not.

I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.

Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.

Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.

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

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.

Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles.

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

People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.

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

Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.

Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.

The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.

The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.

The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.

What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts.

When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.

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

You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.

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