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George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman () “Maxims for Revolutionists” Quotes

If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from bernadr The imagination cannot conceive a viler criminal than he who should build another London like the present one, nor a greater benefactor than he who should destroy it. A man enjoys what he uses, not what his servants use. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this agreement shall not void the remaining provisions. He wrote many brochures and speeches for the Fabian Society.

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Maxims for Revolutionists

He will not succeed where they failed. He is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize for Literature and an Oscar Democratic republics can no more dispense with national idols than monarchies with public functionaries. Those who minister to poverty and disease are accomplices in the two worst of all the crimes.

If a horse could wait as long for its shoes and would pay for them in advance, our blacksmiths would all be college dons.



What would he say now? You cannot believe in honor until you have achieved it. No foxhunter is such a cad as to pretend that he hunts the fox to teach it not to steal chickens, or that he suffers more acutely than the fox at the death.

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The flunkeyism propagated by the throne is the price we pay for its political convenience. A few of the sayings that I have grown up with were in this book, so I have finally found their author. Government presents only one problem: A short collection of Shaw’s proverbs from his work “Man and Superman. Be the first to ask a question about Maxims for Revolutionists. The fee is owed to the owner of the Project Gutenberg-tm trademark, but he has agreed to donate royalties under this paragraph to the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation.

Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it. A petticoat round the ankles serves equally well. Polyandry has not been tried under these conditions. The most revolutionary invention of the XIX century was the artificial sterilization of marriage.

The bureaucracy consists of functionaries; the aristocracy, of idols; the democracy, of idolaters. Nevertheless a passion for gaming is common, though a passion for keeping roulette tables is unknown. The Periclean Athenian was a type of the intellectually and artistically cultivated gentleman. That’s always unacceptable and the idea that it’s better to beat children in anger than in cold blood, even if it maims them.

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In these works Shaw examined education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and revolutoinists privilege. If you beat children for pleasure, avow your object frankly, and play the game according to the rules, as a foxhunter does; and you will do comparatively little harm.

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Sentimentality is the error of supposing that quarter can be given or taken in moral conflicts.

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The thieves had their revenge when Marx convicted the bourgeoisie of theft. The most anxious man in a prison is the governor. Lawrence in a house now called Shaw’s Corner.