George Bernard Shaw quote about men from Man and Superman - It is a woman's business to get married as soon as possible, and a man's to keep unmarried as long as he can.
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It is a woman's business to get married as soon as possible, and a man's to keep unmarried as long as he can.
 George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903). copy citation

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

Context

“You need not sit looking longingly at the bait through the wires of the trap: the door is open, and will remain so until it shuts behind you for ever.
OCTAVIUS. I wish I could believe that, vilely as you put it.
TANNER. Why, man, what other work has she in life but to get a husband? It is a woman's business to get married as soon as possible, and a man's to keep unmarried as long as he can. You have your poems and your tragedies to work at: Ann has nothing.
OCTAVIUS. I cannot write without inspiration. And nobody can give me that except Ann.
TANNER. Well, hadn't you better get it from her at a safe distance?” source

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