George Bernard Shaw quote about ethics from Man and Superman - An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.
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An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.
 George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903). copy citation

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Author George Bernard Shaw
Source Man and Superman
Topic ethics comfort Englishman
Date 1903
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3328/3328-h/3328-h.htm

Context

“A number of people sit there in glory, not because they are happy, but because they think they owe it to their position to be in heaven. They are almost all English.
The Devil. Yes: the Southerners give it up and join me just as you have done. But the English really do not seem to know when they are thoroughly miserable. An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.
THE STATUE. In short, my daughter, if you go to Heaven without being naturally qualified for it, you will not enjoy yourself there.
ANA. And who dares say that I am not naturally qualified for it?” source

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