Quotes by George Bernard Shaw

Better never than late.
- George Bernard Shaw
Syllables govern the world.
- George Bernard Shaw
Youth is wasted on the young.
- George Bernard Shaw
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An index is a great leveller.
- George Bernard Shaw
Property is organized robbery.
- George Bernard Shaw
General consultant to mankind.
- George Bernard Shaw
Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
- George Bernard Shaw
Hell is full of musical amateurs.
- George Bernard Shaw
Virtue is insufficient temptation.
- George Bernard Shaw
Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
- George Bernard Shaw
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I want to be all used up when I die.
- George Bernard Shaw
Lack of money is the root of all evil.
- George Bernard Shaw
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw
Very few people can afford to be poor.
- George Bernard Shaw
Most people do not pray; they only beg.
- George Bernard Shaw
My reputation grows with every failure.
- George Bernard Shaw
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw
He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
- George Bernard Shaw
I'm an atheist and I thank God for it.
- George Bernard Shaw
In heaven an angel is nobody in particular.
- George Bernard Shaw
I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.
- George Bernard Shaw
You cannot be a hero without being a coward.
- George Bernard Shaw
All genuinely intellectual work is humorous.
- George Bernard Shaw
A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.
- George Bernard Shaw
The love of economy is the root of all virtue.
- George Bernard Shaw
It is most unwise for people in love to marry.
- George Bernard Shaw
Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent.
- George Bernard Shaw
Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.
- George Bernard Shaw
There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
- George Bernard Shaw
Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
- George Bernard Shaw
Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.
- George Bernard Shaw
An asylum for the sane would be empty in America.
- George Bernard Shaw
Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.
- George Bernard Shaw
The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
- George Bernard Shaw
I am a Christian. That obliges me to be a Communist.
- George Bernard Shaw
What is virtue but the Trade Unionism of the married?
- George Bernard Shaw
The only secrets are the secrets that keep themselves.
- George Bernard Shaw
The art of government is the organisation of idolatry.
- George Bernard Shaw
I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.
- George Bernard Shaw
A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.
- George Bernard Shaw
Socialism is the same as Communism, only better English.
- George Bernard Shaw
It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.
- George Bernard Shaw
Science never solves a problem without creating ten more.
- George Bernard Shaw
A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
- George Bernard Shaw
If you injure your neighbour, better not do it by halves.
- George Bernard Shaw
Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends.
- George Bernard Shaw
The minority is sometimes right; the majority always wrong.
- George Bernard Shaw
It's easier to replace a dead man than a good picture.
- George Bernard Shaw
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
- George Bernard Shaw
Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
- George Bernard Shaw
The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.
- George Bernard Shaw
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
- George Bernard Shaw
Those who do not know how to live must make a merit of dying.
- George Bernard Shaw
Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination.
- George Bernard Shaw
Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious.
- George Bernard Shaw
Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw
First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
- George Bernard Shaw
There is nothing more dangerous than the conscience of a bigot.
- George Bernard Shaw
We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
- George Bernard Shaw
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
- George Bernard Shaw
An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.
- George Bernard Shaw
Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability.
- George Bernard Shaw
The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.
- George Bernard Shaw
Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
- George Bernard Shaw
Political necessities sometime turn out to be political mistakes.
- George Bernard Shaw
A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
- George Bernard Shaw
Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.
- George Bernard Shaw
The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.
- George Bernard Shaw
The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post.
- George Bernard Shaw
Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.
- George Bernard Shaw
There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it.
- George Bernard Shaw
In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.
- George Bernard Shaw
There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses.
- George Bernard Shaw
The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life.
- George Bernard Shaw
The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.
- George Bernard Shaw
England and America are two countries separated by the same language.
- George Bernard Shaw
Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.
- George Bernard Shaw
Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.
- George Bernard Shaw
Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it.
- George Bernard Shaw
Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
- George Bernard Shaw
Every person who has mastered a profession is a skeptic concerning it.
- George Bernard Shaw
Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious.
- George Bernard Shaw
There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
- George Bernard Shaw
It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.
- George Bernard Shaw
We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.
- George Bernard Shaw
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
- George Bernard Shaw
We are the only real aristocracy in the world: the aristocracy of money.
- George Bernard Shaw
The Nazi movement is in many respects one which has my warmest sympathy.
- George Bernard Shaw
Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.
- George Bernard Shaw
Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.
- George Bernard Shaw
Never fret for an only son, the idea of failure will never occur to him.
- George Bernard Shaw
Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability.
- George Bernard Shaw
A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.
- George Bernard Shaw
I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while.
- George Bernard Shaw
Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.
- George Bernard Shaw
Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.
- George Bernard Shaw
The British soldier can stand up to anything except the British War Office.
- George Bernard Shaw
It's so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right.
- George Bernard Shaw
The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.
- George Bernard Shaw
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
- George Bernard Shaw
No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.
- George Bernard Shaw
The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.
- George Bernard Shaw
Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad.
- George Bernard Shaw
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
- George Bernard Shaw
Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid.
- George Bernard Shaw
When a man says money can do anything, that settles it: he hasn't got any.
- George Bernard Shaw
I have to live for others and not for myself: that's middle-class morality.
- George Bernard Shaw