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Quotes By George Bernard Shaw


Famous Quotes & Quotations By George Bernard Shaw:

Socialism is the same as Communism, only better English.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes - Category: Communism.

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 Quotes - Category: God, Life.

The frontier between hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes - Category: Heaven, Hell.

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 - Category: Lies.

The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes - Category: Dental.

The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes - Category: Change, Conformity.

The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes - Category: Happiness.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes, Man and Superman, 1903 - Category: Conformity.

The universal regard for money is the one hopeful fact in our civilization. Money is the most important thing in the world. It represents health, strength, honor, generosity and beauty. Not the least of its virtues is that it destroys base people as certainly as it fortifies and dignifies noble people.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes - Category: Generosity, Money.

There may be some doubt as to who are the best people to have charge of children, but there can be no doubt that parents are the worst.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes - Category: Parents.

Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground, and it explodes into an oak! Bury a sheep, and nothing happens but decay.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes - Category: Animals, Vegitarians.

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes, Man and Superman - Category: Joy.

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes - Category: Wisdom.

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes, Candida, 1898 - Category: Happiness.

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes - Category: Hypocrisy.

When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes - Category: Families.

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes - Category: Animals, Vegitarians.

Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't!
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes - Category: Religion, Sex.

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes - Category: Art.

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes - Category: Age, Children, Crime.

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