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Quotes by George Bernard Shaw

You see things as they are and ask, 'Why' I dream thing ... Read Full Quote
Better keep yourself clean and bright you are the windo ... Read Full Quote
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any mor ... Read Full Quote
Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreas ... Read Full Quote
Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our insti ... Read Full Quote
Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if ther ... Read Full Quote
England and America are two countries separated by the ... Read Full Quote
All great truths begin as blasphemies. ... Read Full Quote
A man never tells you anything until you contradict him ... Read Full Quote
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men drea ... Read Full Quote
When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden ... Read Full Quote
No man can be a pure specialist without being in the st ... Read Full Quote
When the world goes mad, one must accept madness as san ... Read Full Quote
Swindon What will history say Burgoyne History, sir, wi ... Read Full Quote
As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. S ... Read Full Quote
Money enables us to get what we want instead of what ot ... Read Full Quote
First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of cu ... Read Full Quote
The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor he takes ... Read Full Quote
There is only one universal passion fear. ... Read Full Quote
We are told that when Jehovah created the world he saw ... Read Full Quote
The man who listens to Reason is lost reason enslaves a ... Read Full Quote
Do you think that the things people make fools of thems ... Read Full Quote
There is no love sincerer than the love of food. ... Read Full Quote
Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. T ... Read Full Quote
Self-denial is not a virtue it is only the effect of pr ... Read Full Quote
Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwe ... Read Full Quote
The only service a friend can really render is to keep ... Read Full Quote
In Heaven an angel is nobody in particular. ... Read Full Quote
The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectab ... Read Full Quote
Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to unders ... Read Full Quote
I'm not a teacher only a fellow-traveller of whom you a ... Read Full Quote
Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people wit ... Read Full Quote
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is n ... Read Full Quote
Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tr ... Read Full Quote
A lifetime of happiness No man alive could bear it it w ... Read Full Quote
Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he ... Read Full Quote
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cy ... Read Full Quote
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchang ... Read Full Quote
The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone the civ ... Read Full Quote
Popular Christianity has for its emblem a gibbet, for i ... Read Full Quote
You see things and you say, 'Why' But I dream things th ... Read Full Quote
If you have built castles in the air, your work need no ... Read Full Quote
I can't forgive my friends for dying I don't find these ... Read Full Quote
The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to ... Read Full Quote
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the har ... Read Full Quote
The people who get on in this world are the people who ... Read Full Quote
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, ... Read Full Quote
We don't stop playing because we grow old we grow old b ... Read Full Quote
He who has never hoped can never despair. ... Read Full Quote
All censorships exist to prevent any one from challengi ... Read Full Quote
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid ... Read Full Quote
The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong ... Read Full Quote
The notion that the colonel need be a better man than t ... Read Full Quote
A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science i ... Read Full Quote
He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches. ... Read Full Quote
A learned man is an idler who kills time with study. Be ... Read Full Quote
Activity is the only road to knowledge. ... Read Full Quote
No man fully capable of his own language ever masters a ... Read Full Quote
Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the vir ... Read Full Quote
It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupi ... Read Full Quote
If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always ha ... Read Full Quote
There are some experiences in life which should not be ... Read Full Quote
The art of government is the organization of idolatry. ... Read Full Quote
In this world there is always danger for those who are ... Read Full Quote
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world the unre ... Read Full Quote
There is only one religion, though there are a hundred ... Read Full Quote
Assassination is the extreme form of censorship. ... Read Full Quote
This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purp ... Read Full Quote
People are always blaming their circumstances for what ... Read Full Quote
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable ... Read Full Quote
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledg ... Read Full Quote
The Churches must learn humility as well as teach it. ... Read Full Quote
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is supe ... Read Full Quote
Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many ... Read Full Quote
Do not do unto others as you would that they should do ... Read Full Quote
There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your ... Read Full Quote
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, b ... Read Full Quote
It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock th ... Read Full Quote
Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on ... Read Full Quote
What use are cartridges in battle I always carry chocol ... Read Full Quote
A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic. ... Read Full Quote
Few people think more than two or three times a year I ... Read Full Quote
Hell is full of musical amateurs. ... Read Full Quote
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history ... Read Full Quote
Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed ... Read Full Quote
Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I sa ... Read Full Quote
Lack of money is the root of all evil. ... Read Full Quote
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine w ... Read Full Quote
I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite ... Read Full Quote
I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. ... Read Full Quote
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may a ... Read Full Quote
If all economists were laid end to end, they would not ... Read Full Quote
If the lesser mind could measure the greater as a footr ... Read Full Quote
Martyrdom... is the only way in which a man can become ... Read Full Quote
You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your li ... Read Full Quote
My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the rig ... Read Full Quote
You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patr ... Read Full Quote
One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat te ... Read Full Quote
There are no secrets better kept than the secrets that ... Read Full Quote
Women upset everything. When you let them into your lif ... Read Full Quote
The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hat ... Read Full Quote
Do you know what a pessimist is A man who thinks everyb ... Read Full Quote
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always dep ... Read Full Quote
Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn. ... Read Full Quote
We don't bother much about dress and manners in England ... Read Full Quote
Parentage is a very important profession, but no test o ... Read Full Quote
We have no more right to consume happiness without prod ... Read Full Quote
Every man over forty is a scoundrel. ... Read Full Quote
I am a Millionaire. That is my religion. ... Read Full Quote
Alcohol is a very necessary article... It makes life be ... Read Full Quote
My way of joking is to tell the truth. It is the funnie ... Read Full Quote
He knows nothing and he thinks he knows everything. Tha ... Read Full Quote
Beware of the man whose God is in the skies. ... Read Full Quote
The golden rule is that there are no golden rules. ... Read Full Quote
Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to ... Read Full Quote
Hell is full of musical amateurs music is the brandy of ... Read Full Quote
An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomf ... Read Full Quote
A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hel ... Read Full Quote
Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself no ... Read Full Quote
What is life but a seires of inspired follies The diffi ... Read Full Quote
I never resist temptation because I have found that thi ... Read Full Quote
The English have no respect for their language, and wil ... Read Full Quote
The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by ... Read Full Quote
It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth wi ... Read Full Quote
All professions are conspiracies against the laity. ... Read Full Quote