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50 Great George Bernard Shaw Quotes, Sayings & Quotations

Read and Share Famous George Bernard Shaw Quotes, Sayings, Quotations, Slogans etc. Enjoy These George Bernard Shaw Quotes By Sharing With Your Friends, Relatives and Love One’s On Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Gmail, etc. George Bernard Shaw, known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic and polemicist whose influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond.

Motivating 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.”

“Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.”

“An asylum for the sane would be empty in America.”

“An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.”

“An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.”

“An index is a great leveller.”

“Animals are my friends… and I don’t eat my friends.”

“Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.”

“Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.”

“Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.”

“Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?”

“Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.”

“Better never than late.”

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”

“Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.”

“Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.”

“Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.”

“Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men’s imperfections, and conceal your own.”

Inspiring George Bernard Shaw Quotes

“Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.”

“Cruelty would be delicious if one could only find some sort of cruelty that didn’t really hurt.”

“Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.”

“Every man over forty is a scoundrel.”

“A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.”

“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.”

“First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.”

“In heaven an angel is nobody in particular.”

“She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.”

“First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.”

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“Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.”

“Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?”

“A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.”

“A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.”

“A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.”

“A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

Best George Bernard Shaw Quotes

“A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold.

“A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.”

“A man of great common sense and good taste – meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.”

“A man who has no office to go, to I don’t care who he is, is a trial of which you can have no conception.”

“A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.”

“A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.”

“Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.”

“All great truths begin as blasphemies.”

“Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.”

“Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.”

“Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.”

“Do not do unto others as you expect they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.”

“Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.”

“Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.”

“England and America are two countries separated by the same language.”

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