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Note: Throughout history the rich, famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.
George Bernard Shaw (1856~1950)
Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.
If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.
You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?
Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.
Do not do unto others as you expect they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.
Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.
Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad.
He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course.
Those who can do, those who can't teach.
A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected"
Only Lawyers and mental defectives are automatically exempt for jury duty.
England and America are two countries divided by a common language.
My reputation grows with every failure.
I was always unlawful; I broke the law when I was born because my parents weren't married.
Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability."
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.
Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.
Science is always wrong. It never solves a problem without creating ten more.
An asylum for the sane would be empty in America.
Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.