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Сейчас на паре – фраза Дж. Б. Шоу (1856-1950, грохнувшись с лестницы у дерева в саду) из прекрасного кина в исполнении непревзойдённой Даяны Ригг: The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is (Man and Superman, 1903)
В инете на первых двух страницах гуглопоиска такие варианты:
Чем больше у человека того, чего он стыдится, тем он респектабельнее.
Чем больше человек стыдится, тем больше он заслуживает уважения.
Чем больше у человека того, чего он стыдится, тем он респектабельнее.
Чем больше у человека того, чего он стыдится, тем он респектабельнее.
Чем больше у человека того, чего он стыдится, тем он респектабельнее.
Чем больше у человека того, чего он стыдится, тем он респектабельнее.
Чем большего человек стыдится, тем он респектабельнее.
Чем больше у человека того, чего он стыдится, тем он респектабельнее.
Чем больше у человека того, чего он стыдится, тем он респектабельнее.
И уж совсем прелестное:
Чем больше есть вещей, которых человек стыдится, тем он почтеннее. ...

А таки как надо б, покрасивше-то? И ближе к Шоу этому.
Он был и останется единственным человеком в мире, получившим и Нобелевку по литературе, и Оскара.
Вот ещё несколько его прекрасных афоризмов:
He who can, does. He who cannot teaches.
The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
I'm only a beer teetotaller, not a champagne teetotaller.
Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done.
There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.
There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth.
I am a gentleman: I live by robbing the poor.
An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.
Do not unto others as you would they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.
It's a woman's business to get married as soon as possible, and a man's to keep unmarried as long as he can
Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
Liberty means responsibility. That's why most men dread it.
Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.
The theory of legal procedure is that if you set two liars to expose one another, the truth will emerge.
Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody can read.
The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.
Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
Beauty is all very well at first sight, but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
Don't waste time collecting other people's autographs; rather devote it to making your own autograph worth collecting.
If you eliminate smoking and gambling, you will be amazed to find that almost all an Englishman's pleasures can be, and mostly are, shared by his dog.
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.
He treats a flower girl as if she was a duchess, and a duchess as if she was a flower girl.
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.
If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance.
The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it.
A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of Hell.
There are scores of human insects who are ready at a moment's notice to reveal the will of God on every possible subject.
UPD thanks to old_greeb - и всё-таки это не ирония, а просто: Чем большего человек стыдится, тем более он уважаем, и только.


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On November 9th, 2010 08:27 am (UTC), made_of_honor commented:
Re: От обратного.
Sure, right away.
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