Quotes

11 November 2014
To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased with the effect he produces on other people. A conceited man is satisfied with the effect he produces on himself.
11 November 2014
One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.
11 November 2014
As a teacher, as a propagandist, Shaw is no good at all, even in his own generation. But as a personality, he is immortal.
11 November 2014
I was a modest, good-humoured boy. It is Oxford that has made me insufferable.
11 November 2014
It seems to be a law of nature that no man, unless he has some obvious physical deformity, ever is loth to sit for his portrait.
11 November 2014
Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.
11 November 2014
The most perfect caricature is that which, on a small surface, with the simplest means, most accurately exaggerates, to the highest point, the peculiarities of a human being, at his most characteristic moment in the most beautiful manner.
11 November 2014
Most women are not so young as they are painted.
11 November 2014
To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine.
11 November 2014
As a teacher, as a propagandist, Mr. Shaw is no good at all, even in his own generation. But as a personality, he is immortal.

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