George Bernard Shaw Quotes

Top 100 wise famous quotes and sayings by George Bernard Shaw

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George Bernard Shaw quotes: Literature is too full of 'acknowledgments' and squabbles about originality ... Literature is too full of 'acknowledgments' and squabbles about originality ...
George Bernard Shaw quotes: To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching. To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: In heaven an angel is no one in particular. In heaven an angel is no one in particular.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself. Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Where equality is undisputed, so also is subordination. Where equality is undisputed, so also is subordination.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: I don't believe in morality . I'm a disciple of Bernard Shaw. I don't believe in morality . I'm a disciple of Bernard Shaw.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: The churches must learn humility as well as teach it. The churches must learn humility as well as teach it.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious. Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death. As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth. Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion. If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity. Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: A mind of the caliber of mine cannot derive its nutrient from cows. A mind of the caliber of mine cannot derive its nutrient from cows.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: There was only one virtue, pugnacity; only one vice, pacifism. That is an essential condition of war. There was only one virtue, pugnacity; only one vice, pacifism. That is an essential condition of war.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: All my life affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it. All my life affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: When a heretic wishes to avoid martyrdom he speaks of "Orthodoxy, True and False" and demonstrates that the True is his heresy. When a heretic wishes to avoid martyrdom he speaks of "Orthodoxy, True and False" and demonstrates that the True is his heresy.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: The liar's punishment is, not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else. The liar's punishment is, not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent. Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Write your Sad times in Sand,Write your Good times in Stone. Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: The righteous man takes his life in his hand whenever he utters the truth. The righteous man takes his life in his hand whenever he utters the truth.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid. Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: A man who loses his money gains, at the least, experience, and sometimes, something better. A man who loses his money gains, at the least, experience, and sometimes, something better.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Belief in God meant belief in the old tribal idol called Jehovah; and I would not pretend I did not know whether it existed or not. Belief in God meant belief in the old tribal idol called Jehovah; and I would not pretend I did not know whether it existed or not.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: The minority is sometimes right; the majority always wrong. The minority is sometimes right; the majority always wrong.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: If you can't appreciate what you've got, you'd better get what you can appreciate. If you can't appreciate what you've got, you'd better get what you can appreciate.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Dancing is a very crude attempt to get into the rhythm of life. Dancing is a very crude attempt to get into the rhythm of life.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Happy is the man who can make a living by his hobby Happy is the man who can make a living by his hobby
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Life is like a flame that is always burning itself out ... Life is like a flame that is always burning itself out ...
George Bernard Shaw quotes: A thing that nobody believes cannot be proved too often. A thing that nobody believes cannot be proved too often.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: God is on the side of the big battalions. God is on the side of the big battalions.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: What is the use of writing plays, what is the use of writing anything, if there is not a will which finally moulds chaos itself into a race of gods. What is the use of writing plays, what is the use of writing anything, if there is not a will which finally moulds chaos itself into a race of gods.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it. Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: It is the first duty of every man not to be poor. It is the first duty of every man not to be poor.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo. Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: I know I began as a passion and have ended as a habit , like all husbands . I know I began as a passion and have ended as a habit , like all husbands .
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Beware of the man whose God is in the skies. Beware of the man whose God is in the skies.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: The world will forgive you for the sake of your blazing boyishness. (Written to Lord Alfred Douglas) The world will forgive you for the sake of your blazing boyishness. (Written to Lord Alfred Douglas)
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Obedience simulates subordination as fear of the police simulates honesty. Obedience simulates subordination as fear of the police simulates honesty.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Instead of Otello being an Italian opera written in the style of Shakespeare, Othello is a play written by Shakespeare in the style of Italian opera. Instead of Otello being an Italian opera written in the style of Shakespeare, Othello is a play written by Shakespeare in the style of Italian opera.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Hate is the revenge of a coward intimidated. Hate is the revenge of a coward intimidated.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: The word morality, if we met it in the Bible, would surprise us as much as the word telephone or motor car. The word morality, if we met it in the Bible, would surprise us as much as the word telephone or motor car.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: The greatest of evils and the worst of crimes is poverty. The greatest of evils and the worst of crimes is poverty.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: The thought of two thousand people crunching celery at the same time horrified me. The thought of two thousand people crunching celery at the same time horrified me.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language; the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it. In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language; the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Must then a Christ perish in torment in every age to save those that have no imagination. Must then a Christ perish in torment in every age to save those that have no imagination.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: A man never tells you anything until you contradict him. A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example. If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: There is not one single established religion that an intelligent, educated man can believe. There is not one single established religion that an intelligent, educated man can believe.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Of all the anti-social vested interests the worst is the vested interest in ill-health. Of all the anti-social vested interests the worst is the vested interest in ill-health.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell. A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: If you say that God is good, great, blessed, wise or any such thing, the starting point is this : God is. If you say that God is good, great, blessed, wise or any such thing, the starting point is this : God is.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: A man without an address is a vagabond; a man with two addresses is a libertine. A man without an address is a vagabond; a man with two addresses is a libertine.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Lack of money is the root of all evil. Lack of money is the root of all evil.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Rebecca [West] can handle a pen as brilliantly as ever I could and much more savagely. Rebecca [West] can handle a pen as brilliantly as ever I could and much more savagely.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race. You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Fear is choosing the safe course Fear is choosing the safe course
George Bernard Shaw quotes: Education can and should do much influence social, moral and intellectual discovery by stimulating critical attitudes of thought in the young Education can and should do much influence social, moral and intellectual discovery by stimulating critical attitudes of thought in the young
George Bernard Shaw quotes: You know, Tolstoy, like myself, wasn't taken in by superstitions like science and medicine. You know, Tolstoy, like myself, wasn't taken in by superstitions like science and medicine.