George Bernard Shaw
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
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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.
When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
If women were particular about men's characters, they would never get married at all.
Clever and attractive women do not want to vote they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
Beware of false knowledge it is more dangerous than ignorance.
The British soldier can stand up to anything except the British War Office.
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
The truth is, hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honor.
Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.
I always wanted to be honest with myself and to those who have had faith in me.
The serve, I was too young and too small and... not enough powerful to have a good serve when I was young, so my forehand was always my signature shot. So I used to always run around my backhand, you know, use my forehand as much as I could, and so that's why I think it's my strength also today, you know.
I did all the right things in so many tournaments. But like I said, sometimes in sports it just goes the other way. Maybe you've already won so much that it evens it out a bit sometimes. I don't know.
I used to get nervous, you know if my parents would come watch. And then I would get nervous if my friends came and watched. Today it's not a problem anymore actually, because now I enjoy it. I see that they, you know, respect me immensely, and I try to put on a good show and show that I can still play very good tennis.
When I won in 2003, never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would win Wimbledon and have my kids seeing me lift the trophy, so this is pretty surreal. And yeah, I was almost shocked in the moment that it all came together so nicely.
Before, I guess, mum and dad were everything, but now, in my case, I had two new girls and all of a sudden they're completely dependent on you and there's a third generation. It's a funny shift all of a sudden. You have the babies, you have yourself and then you have your parents.
My dad said if you become a tennis professional just make sure you get into the top hundred, because you have to make a little bit of money. You make a living so you can pay your coaching and, you know, your travels.
When you do something best in life, you don't really want to give that up - and for me it's tennis.
Some people are drawn naturally - there are natural guitarists, and there are natural piano players, and I think guitar implies travel, a sort of footloose gypsy existence. You grab your bag and you go to the next town.
I admit I can't shake the idea that there is virtue in suffering, that there is a sort of psychic economy, whereby if you embrace success, happiness and comfort, these things have to be paid for.
I feel like a hostage to fortune. Not that I am complaining. I wanted to play the role. But in truth I didn't think the show would be such a success. OK, I thought it would fail. Not because it was bad. I was confident it was good, but plenty of good things just sort of wither on the vine.