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+ 324 Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. George Bernard Shaw


+ 321 We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard Shaw


+ 338 Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness. George Bernard Shaw


+ 480 First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity. George Bernard Shaw


+ 385 Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw


+ 437 Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw


+ 298 Youth is wasted on the young. George Bernard Shaw


+ 309 A happy family is but an earlier heaven. George Bernard Shaw


+ 356 Two percent of the people think; three percent of the people think they think; and ninety-five percent of the people would rather die than think. George Bernard Shaw


+ 376 Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get. George Bernard Shaw


+ 357 If there was nothing wrong in the world there would not be anything for us to do. George Bernard Shaw


+ 366 If you can not get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance. George Bernard Shaw


+ 302 Better never than late. George Bernard Shaw


+ 358 You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul. George Bernard Shaw


+ 299 We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard Shaw


+ 393 The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business. George Bernard Shaw


+ 397 Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men's imperfections, and conceal your own. George Bernard Shaw


+ 347 We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience. George Bernard Shaw


+ 405 A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out. George Bernard Shaw


+ 370 The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react. George Bernard Shaw


+ 408 I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. George Burns


+ 327 You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live. George Bernard Shaw


+ 359 Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me. George Bernard Shaw


+ 351 We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be. George Bernard Shaw


+ 305 We are the only real aristocracy in the world: the aristocracy of money. George Bernard Shaw


+ 391 There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage. George Bernard Shaw


+ 325 The truth is, hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honor. George Bernard Shaw


+ 401 There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard. George Washington


+ 337 The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous in old age. George Santayana


+ 396 Our enemies are our evil deeds and their memories, our pride, our selfishness, our malice, our passions, which by conscience or by habit pursue us with a relentlessness past the power of figure to express. George A. Smith


+ 398 Our enemies are our evil deeds and their memories, our pride, our selfishness, our malice, our passions, which by conscience or by habit pursue us with a relentlessness past the power of figure to express. George A. Smith


+ 309 It's a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so. Georges Bernanos


+ 329 The pride of life hath corrupted the judgment of others, and perverted them in the way of religion. George Gillespie


+ 363 The possession of land seems to be a greater gratification to the pride and independence of men. George Richards Minot


+ 324 Workers must participate in progress to enjoy their work and take pride in its product. George W. Romney


+ 318 Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected. George Washington


+ 385 Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all. George Washington


+ 305 There is a Destiny which has the control of our actions, not to be resisted by the strongest efforts of Human Nature. George Washington


+ 342 Nothing is a greater stranger to my breast, or a sin that my soul more abhors, than that black and detestable one, ingratitude. George Washington


+ 392 Unhappy it is though to reflect, that a Brother's Sword has been sheathed in a Brother's breast, and that, the once happy and peaceful plains of America are either to be drenched with Blood, or Inhabited by Slaves. Sad alternative! But can a virtuous Man hesitate in his choice? George Washington


+ 270 Every post is honorable in which a man can serve his country. George Washington


+ 339 Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. George Washington


+ 358 My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her. George Washington


+ 327 If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. George Washington


+ 267 Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. George Washington


+ 330 The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good. George Washington


+ 290 Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. George Washington


+ 360 The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. George Washington


+ 343 The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments. George Washington


+ 229 It is better to be alone than in bad company. George Washington


+ 334 Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. George Washington


+ 311 The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon. George Washington


+ 340 Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience. George Washington


+ 361 True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation. George Washington


+ 278 It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it. George Washington


+ 281 Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light. George Washington


+ 326 Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession. George Washington


+ 264 Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God. George Washington


+ 271 Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected. George Washington


+ 306 To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace. George Washington


+ 357 I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man. George Washington


+ 312 If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War. George Washington


+ 321 The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it. George Washington


+ 314 Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. George Washington


+ 299 Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty. George Washington


+ 245 The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. George Washington


+ 290 Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse. George Washington


+ 312 When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen. George Washington


+ 297 A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends. George Washington


+ 289 We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience. George Washington


+ 313 Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government. George Washington


+ 240 Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble. George Washington


+ 311 We are persuaded that good Christians will always be good citizens, and that where righteousness prevails among individuals the Nation will be great and happy. Thus while just government protects all in their religious rights, true religion affords to government it's surest support. George Washington


+ 294 Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness. George Washington


+ 224 Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals. George Washington


+ 330 Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all. George Washington


+ 260 It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one. George Washington


+ 264 Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder. George Washington


+ 267 Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe. George Washington


+ 313 My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth. George Washington


+ 203 Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. George Washington


+ 270 The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government. George Washington


+ 343 I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery. George Washington


+ 360 I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent. George Washington


+ 270 It is impossible to reason without arriving at a Supreme Being. George Washington


+ 265 Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive. George Washington


+ 301 I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country. George Washington


+ 356 Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it. George Washington


+ 382 It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defense of it. George Washington


+ 366 Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved. George Washington


+ 370 I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution. George Washington


+ 315 Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another. George Washington


+ 292 There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard. George Washington


+ 371 My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty... it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein. George Washington


+ 393 The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. George Washington


+ 357 There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness. George Washington


+ 353 Religion is as necessary to reason as reason is to religion. The one cannot exist without the other. A reasoning being would lose his reason, in attempting to account for the great phenomena of nature, had he not a Supreme Being to refer to; and well has it been said, that if there had been no God, mankind would have been obliged to imagine one. George Washington


+ 325 Being no bigot myself, I am disposed to indulge the professors of Christianity in the church that road to heaven which to them shall seem the most direct, plainest, easiest and least liable to exception. George Washington


+ 334 It is possible to tell things by a handshake. I like the "looking in the eye" syndrome. It conveys interest. I like the firm, though not bone crushing shake. The bone crusher is trying too hard to "macho it.: The clammy or diffident handshake fairly or unfairly get me off to a bad start with a person. George Herbert Walker Bush


+ 309 We must act on what we know. I take as my guide the hope of a saint: In crucial things, unity; in important things, diversity; in all things, generosity. George Herbert Walker Bush


+ 465 To all who mourn a son, a brother, a husband, a father, a friend I can only offer you the gratitude of a nation, for your loved one served his country with distinction and honor. George Herbert Walker Bush


+ 276 America felt safe behind two great oceans. But with the spread of technology, distance no longer means security. George W.Bush


+ 318 Are millions of men and women and children condemned by history or culture to live in despotism? Are they alone never to know freedom, and never even to have a choice in the matter? I, for one, do not believe it. I believe every person has the ability and the right to be free. George W.Bush


+ 237 I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy. George W.Bush


+ 314 Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument. George Sand


+ 238 I have no enthusiasm for nature which the slightest chill will not instantly destroy. George Sand


+ 306 The whole mystery of temptation is to have sins suggested to us, and to be swept after them by a sudden enthusiasm, which sometimes feels as strong as the Spirit of God ever made in us the enthusiasm for virtue. George A. Smith


+ 323 A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. George Bernard Shaw


+ 411 A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy. George Jean Nathan


+ 358 I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved. George Eliot


+ 357 First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity. George Bernard Shaw


+ 348 The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough. George Edward Moore


+ 413 Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else. George Bernard Shaw


+ 298 Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another. George Eliot


+ 322 With our love, we could save the world. George Harrison


+ 266 There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain. Georges Braque


+ 246 Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas. Georges Braque


+ 271 The more I live the more I get convinced that Earth plays a role of a madhouse in a solar system. George Bernard Shaw.


+ 490 Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw


+ 867 When I arrived in England I thought I knew English. After I'd been here an hour I realized that I did not understand one word. In the first week I picked up a tolerable working knowledge of the language and the next seven years convinced me gradually but thoroughly that I would never know it really well, let alone perfectly. This is sad. My only consolation being that nobody speaks English perfectly.

Remember that those five hundred words an average Englishman uses are far from being the whole vocabulary of the language. You may learn another five hundred and another five thousand and yet another fifty thousand and still you may come across a further fifty thousand you have never heard of before, and nobody else either. If you live here long enough you will find out to your greatest amazement that the adjective nice is not the only adjective the language possesses, in spite of the fact that in the first three years you do not need to learn or use any other adjectives. You can say that the weather is nice, a restaurant is nice, Mr Soandso is nice, Mrs Soandso's clothes are nice, you had a nice time, and all this will be very nice. Then you have to decide on your accent. You will have your foreign accent all right, but many people like to mix it with something else. I knew a Polish Jew who had a strong Yiddish-Irish accent. People found it fascinating though slightly exaggerated. The easiest way to give the impression of having a good accent or no foreign accent at all is to hold an unlit pipe in your mouth, to mutter between your teeth and finish all your sentences with the question: 'isn't it?' People will not understand much, but they are accustomed to that and they will get a most excellent impression.

I have known quite a number of foreigners who tried hard to acquire an Oxford accent. The advantage of this is that you give the idea of being permanently in the company of Oxford dons and lecturers on medieval numismatics; the disadvantage is that the permanent singing is rather a strain on your throat and that it is a type of affection that even many English people find it hard to keep up incessantly. You may fall out of it, speak naturally, and then where are you? The Mayfair accent can be highly recommended, too. The advantages of Mayfair English are that it unites the affected air of the Oxford accent with the uncultured flavour of a half-educated professional hotel-dancer.

The most successful attempts, however, to put on a highly cultured air have been made on the polysyllabic lines. Many foreigners who have learnt Latin and Greek in school discover with amazement and satisfaction that the English language has absorbed a huge amount of ancient Latin and Greek expressions, and they realize that
a) it is much easier to learn these expressions than the much simpler English words;
b) that these words as a rule are interminably long and make a simply superb impression when talking to the greengrocer, the porter and the insurance agent. Imagine, for instance, that the porter of the block of flats where you live remarks sharply that you must not put your dustbin out in front of your door before 7.30 a.m. Should you answer 'Please don't bully me,' a loud and tiresome argument may follow, and certainly the porter will be proved right, because you are sure to find a dause in your contract (small print, of last page) that the porter is always right and you owe absolute allegiance and unconditional obedience to him. Should you answer, however, with these words: 1 repudiate your petulant expostulations,' the argument will be closed at once, the porter will be proud of having such a highly cultured man in the block, and from that day onwards you may, if you please, get up at four o'clock in the morning and hang your dustbin out of the window. But even in Curzon Street society, if you say, for instance, that you are a tough guy they will consider you a vulgar, irritating and objectionable person. Should you declare, however, that you are an inquisitorial and peremptory homo sapiens, they will have no idea what you mean, but they will feel in their bones that you must be something wonderful. When you know all the long words it is advisable to start learning some of the short ones, too. You should be careful when using these endless words. An acquaintance of mine once was fortunate enough to discover the most impressive word notalgia for back-ache. Mistakenly, however, he declared in a large company: 'I have such a nostalgia.' 'Oh, you want to go home to Nizhne-Novgorod?' asked his most sympathetic hostess. 'Not at all,' he answered. 'I just cannot sit down.' . Finally, there are two important points to remember:
1. Do not forget that it is much easier to write in English than to speak English, because you can write without a foreign accent.
2. In a bus and in other public places it is more advisable to speak softly in good German than to shout in abominable English.
Anyway, this whole language business is not at all easy. After spending eight years in this country, the other day I was told by a very kind lady: 'But why do you complain? You really speak a most excellent accent without the slightest English.'
The Language by George Mikes


+ 234 An active mind cannot exist in an inactive body. General George S. Patton


+ 221 Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. George Woodberry


+ 267 The novel is an event in consciousness. Our aim isn't to copy actuality, but to modify and recreate our sense of it. The novelist is inviting the reader to watch a performance in his own brain. George Buchanan


+ 240 The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not. George Bernard Shaw


+ 274 Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world. George Bernard Shaw


+ 301 The United States and Israel have enjoyed a friendship built on mutual respect and commitment to democratic principles. Our continuing search for peace in the Middle East begins with a recognition that the ties uniting our two countries can never be broken. George W. Bush, President of the United States


+ 221 I learned early on that 'rabbi' means teacher, not priest. George Steiner


+ 308 Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise. George Washington Carver


+ 230 They're only truly great who are truly good. George Chapman


+ 218 I spent a year in that town, one Sunday. George Burns


+ 286 The reason I talk to myself is because Im the only one whose answers I accept. George Carlin


+ 209 It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one. George Washington


+ 289 Of all the bright cruel lies they tell you, the cruelest is the one called love. George R.R. Martin, Dreamsongs Section 5: Hybrids and Horrors


+ 279 The financial markets generally are unpredictable. So that one has to have different scenarios... The idea that you can actually predict what's going to happen contradicts my way of looking at the market. George Soros


+ 67 We came equals into this world, and equals shall we go out of it. George Mason


+ 135 George Clooney, who is a moron, came here to Cannes and gave a press conference saying, 'Under no circumstances will Trump ever be president. Hillary Clinton will be the next president.' Well, we can't wait to make George Clooney eat his words. Stephen Bannon


+ 106 If I was the governor of New Jersey, the George Washington Bridge would not have been shut. Donald Trump


+ 100 I think George Will is somebody that said recently that the Republicans will not lose, as a Republican, that the Republicans will not win the election. I think it was a terrible statement. Donald Trump


+ 66 It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company. George Washington


+ 62 Happiness can exist only in acceptance. George Orwell


+ 78 There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. George Sand


+ 96 Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw


+ 89 We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. George Bernard Shaw


+ 87 Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. George Bernard Shaw


+ 85 A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. George Bernhard Shaw


+ 134 Yet I had become very attached to George Roc. I liked him, not for the joy of playing with him, not for some talent that made him stand out from the rest, not even for his kindness: above all, I liked him because he was always sad and because the things he told me caused me a degree of pain.....George Roc was the first being that I'd met who saw and felt himself unhappy. Joseph Zobel