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Man and Superman
George Bernard Shaw
QUOTATION: In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot
blood and the knowledge that its more dangerous to lose than to
QUOTATION: Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto
you. Their tastes may not be the same.
QUOTATION: The true artist will let his wife starve, his children go
barefoot, his mother drudge for his living at seventy, sooner than work
at anything but his art.
QUOTATION: If you strike a child, take care that you strike it in anger,
even at the risk of maiming it for life. A blow in cold blood neither
can nor should be forgiven.
QUOTATION: The art of government is the organization of idolatry. The
bureaucracy consists of functionaries; the aristocracy, of idols; the
democracy, of idolaters. The populace cannot understand the bureaucracy:
it can only worship the national idols.
QUOTATION: Here there is no hope, and consequently no duty, no work,
nothing to be gained by praying, nothing to be lost by doing what you
like. Hell, in short, is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse
QUOTATION: We live in an atmosphere of shame. We are ashamed of everything
that is real about us; ashamed of ourselves, of our relatives, of our
incomes, of our accents, of our opinions, of our experience, just as we
are ashamed of our naked skins.
QUOTATION: You think that you are Anns suitor; that you are the
pursuer and she the pursued; that it is your part to woo, to persuade,
to prevail, to overcome. Fool: it is you who are the pursued, the marked
down quarry, the destined prey.
QUOTATION: You said that my manner in that book was not serious enoughthat
I made people laugh in my most earnest moments. But why should I not?
Why should humor and laughter be excommunicated? Suppose the world were
only one of Gods jokes, would you work any the less to make it a
good joke instead of a bad one?
QUOTATION: This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose
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. And also the
only real tragedy in life is being used by personally minded men for purposes
which you recognize to be base.