George Bernard Shaw Quotes

DownUp +28

There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +14

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +7

The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +4

I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +3

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +3

I don’t want to talk grammar, I want to talk like a lady.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +3

When a man wants to murder a tiger, he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him, he calls it ferocity.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +3

You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?’
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +2

The secret of forgiving everything is to understand nothing.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

What a man believes may be ascertained not from his creed but from assumptions on which he habitually acts.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

In Heaven an angel is nobody in particular.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

Suppose the world were only one of God’s jokes, would you work any the less to make it a good joke instead of a bad one?
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

Find enough clever things to say, and you’re a Prime Minister; write them down and you’re a Shakespeare.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

England and America are two countries separated by a common language.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

The ultimate form of censorship is assassination.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

A mind of the caliber of mine cannot derive its nutriment from cows.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

Death is for many of us the gate of hell; but we are inside on the way out, not outside on the way in.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

I like a bit of mongrel myself, whether it’s a man or a dog; they’re the best for everyday.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to this country and to mankind is to bring up a family.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever when they are only wasting their time.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
– George Bernard Shaw

DownUp +1

It’s all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.
– George Bernard Shaw

Page 1 of 3123