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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
George Bernard Shaw. (1856–1950)
 
 
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      A great devotee of the Gospel of Getting On.
          Mrs. Warren’s Profession.
2
      A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth.
          Man and Superman. Act i.
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      The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.
          Man and Superman. Act i.
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      You think that you are Ann’s suitor; that you are the pursuer and she the pursued; that it is your part to woo, to persuade, to prevail, to overcome. Fool: it is you who are the pursued, the marked-down quarry, the destined prey.
          Man and Superman. Act. ii.
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      Marry Ann and at the end of a week you ’ll find no more inspiration in her than in a plate of muffins.
          Man and Superman. Act. ii.
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      Kings are not born: they are made by universal hallucination.
          The Revolutionist’s Handbook.
 

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