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George Bernard Shaw

Quote of George Bernard Shaw - Liberty means responsibility. That is why...


Biography - George Bernard Shaw:

Irish playwright critic and polemicis.
Born: 1856 - Died: 1950
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.




Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Freiheit bedeutet Verantwortlichkeit. Das ist der Grund, weshalb die meisten Menschen sich vor ihr fürchten.

French
La liberté implique la responsabilité ; c'est pourquoi la plupart des hommes la redoute.




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Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

Man is condemned to be free.

I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.

Freedom has been wholly interpreted as a right, as a thing which people are entitled to claim, whereas what it really is above all is an obligation and a duty.

Freedom is not constituted primarily of privilege but of responsibilities.




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Responsible one is not only for what you do but also for what it does not.
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We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
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Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
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All great truths begin as blasphemies.
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The best reformers the world has ever seen are those who commence on themselves.
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Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may be different.
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The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world : the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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