Maxims for Revolutionists

Maxims for Revolutionists

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Maxims for Revolutionists by George Bernard Shaw

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1903

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Maxims for Revolutionists

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that they are our cousins.

The thieves had their revenge when Marx convicted the bourgeoisie of theft.

GOOD INTENTIONS

Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones.

All men mean well.

NATURAL RIGHTS

The Master of Arts, by proving that no man has any natural rights, compels himself to take his own for granted.

The right to live is abused whenever it is not constantly challenged.

FAUTE DE MIEUX

In my childhood I demurred to the description of a certain young lady as "the pretty Miss So and So." My aunt rebuked me by saying "Remember always that the least plain sister is the family beauty."

No age or condition is without its heroes. The least incapable general in a nation is its Cæsar, the least imbecile statesman its Solon, the least confused thinker its Socrates, the least commonplace poet its Shakespear.

CHARITY

Charity is the most mischievous sort of pruriency.

Those who minister to p

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Surprisingly dry stuff, some of the sayings hold up, some are so dated or couched in socialist jargon of the time that they made no sense to me.

Almost nothing has the humor of Mark Twain or Oscar Wilde.