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I have to live for others and not for myself: thats middle-class morality
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"I have to live for others and not for myself: that's middle-class morality"

- George Bernard Shaw

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This quote by George Bernard Shaw talks to the idea of middle-class morality, which is the concept that one ought to live for others and not for oneself. Shaw is suggesting that this is a moral code that specifies to the middle class, which it is not necessarily a universal values. He is implying that this is a standard procedure that is imposed upon the middle class, which it is not necessarily something that is chosen by them. He is likewise recommending that this standard procedure is restrictive and restricting, which it avoids people from living their lives to the fullest. Eventually, Shaw is suggesting that this code of morality is not always the best way to live, and that it can be restrictive and limiting. He is encouraging individuals to think for themselves and to make their own choices, instead of following a standard procedure that is imposed upon them.

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George Bernard Shaw This quote is written / told by George Bernard Shaw between July 26, 1856 and November 2, 1950. He was a famous Dramatist from Ireland. The author also have 166 other quotes.

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