George Bernard Shaw: True joy in life

This is the true joy in life, the being recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.  

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do it for whatever I can. 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. Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got to 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.

George Bernard Shaw: Communication

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“The problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
George Bernard Shaw, playwright

 

 

 

 

George Bernard Shaw: Respectability

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“The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.”

Flattery

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What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering. –George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (1856-1950)

Mistakes

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George Bernard Shaw, Nobel laureate in Literature 1925 Deutsch: George Bernard Shaw, Nobelpreisträger für Literatur 1925 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. ”
George Bernard Shaw