200+ George Bernard Shaw Quotes to get life motivation

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish writer. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925. His best known works are his plays, some of which were made into movies. He wrote many plays about political problems, and those plays sometimes gave him enemies. For example, he wrote a play about prostitution, and another about women’s rights. His play Saint Joan was made into a movie in 1957. His play Pygmalion was made into a movie twice. The first Pygmalion movie won him an Academy Award for the best adapted screenplay, 1938. Later, the play was also made into a musical play called My Fair Lady. The movie based on that musical won 8 Academy Awards in 1964. Shaw was the first person to win both a Nobel Prize and an Academy Award. Shaw also wrote musical criticism using the pseudonym (made-up name) Corno di Bassetto (which means: Basset horn). In 1962, his play Androcles and the Lion was printed in a two-language version. On one side of the book, the text is written using regular English. On the other side, it is written using the Shaw alphabet. We bring you the compilation of the best George Bernard Shaw Quotes, hope you like it.

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200+ George Bernard Shaw Quotes to get life motivation

When the world goes mad, one must accept madness as sanity since sanity is, in the last analysis, nothing but the madness on which the whole world happens to agree.— George Bernard Shaw

I am a gentleman: I live by robbing the poor.— George Bernard Shaw

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?— George Bernard Shaw

There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem.— George Bernard Shaw

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

We should have had socialism already, but for the socialists.— George Bernard Shaw

Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.— George Bernard Shaw

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.— George Bernard Shaw

The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post.— George Bernard Shaw

The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood.— George Bernard Shaw

There are no secrets better kept than the secrets that everybody guesses.— George Bernard Shaw

Audacious ribald: your laughter will finish in hideous boredom before morning.— George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.— George Bernard Shaw

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.— George Bernard Shaw

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.— George Bernard Shaw

It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.— George Bernard Shaw

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

A learned man is an idler who kills time with study. Beware of his false knowledge: it is more dangerous than ignorance.— George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

I never resist temptation because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.— George Bernard Shaw

The man who listens to Reason is lost reason enslaves all whose minds are not strong enough to master her.— George Bernard Shaw

200+ George Bernard Shaw Quotes to get life motivation

Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.— George Bernard Shaw

The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.— George Bernard Shaw

The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor he takes my measure anew every time he sees me, whilst all the rest go on with their old measurements, and expect them to fit me.— George Bernard Shaw

Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.— George Bernard Shaw

It took me twenty years of studied selfrestraint, aided by the natural decay of my faculties, to make myself dull enough to be accepted as a serious person by the British public.— George Bernard Shaw

It is most unwise for  people in love to marry.— George Bernard Shaw

The love of money is the root of all virtue— George Bernard Shaw

I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize.— George Bernard Shaw

I never thought much of the courage of a liontamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.— George Bernard Shaw

Every man over forty is a scoundrel.— George Bernard Shaw

All censorships exist to prevent any one from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently the first condition of progress is the removal of censorships.— George Bernard Shaw

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The world is populated in the main by people who should not exist.— George Bernard Shaw

In Heaven an angel is nobody in  particularGeorge  Bernard Shaw

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

The Churches must learn humility as well as teach it.— George Bernard Shaw

It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him.— George Bernard Shaw

You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.— George Bernard Shaw

Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.— George Bernard Shaw

When you were quite a little boy, somebody ought to have said “hush’ just once.Mrs Patrick Campbell, to — George Bernard Shaw

Alcohol is a very necessary article… It makes life bearable to millions of people who could not endure their existence if they were quite sober. It enables Parliament to do things at eleven at night that no sane person would do at eleven in the morning.— George Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara (1907) act 2

200+ George Bernard Shaw Quotes to get life motivation

Women upset everything. When you let them into your life, you find that the woman is driving at one thing and you’re driving at another.— George Bernard Shaw

Youth is wasted on the young.— George Bernard Shaw

A dramatic critic is a man who leaves no turn unstoned.— George Bernard Shaw

Science never solves a problem without creating ten more.— George Bernard Shaw

Virtue is insufficient temptation.— George Bernard Shaw

Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage  it can be delightful.— George Bernard Shaw

Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing— George Bernard Shaw

Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad.— George Bernard Shaw

What is life but a seires of inspired follies The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance it doesn’t come every day.— George Bernard Shaw

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.— George Bernard Shaw

We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.— George Bernard Shaw

The notion that the colonel need be a better man than the private is as confused as the notion that the keystone need be stronger than the coping stone.— George Bernard Shaw

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them.— George Bernard Shaw

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

If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.— George Bernard Shaw

Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the richsomething for nothing.— George Bernard Shaw

You see things as they are and ask, ‘Why’ I dream things as they never were and ask, ‘Why not’— George Bernard Shaw

To be clever enough to get a great deal of money, one must be stupid enough to want it.— George Bernard Shaw

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.— George Bernard Shaw

Pardon him, Theodotus: he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature— George Bernard Shaw, “Ceasar and Cleopatra”

200+ George Bernard Shaw Quotes to get life motivation

Nobel prize money is a lifebelt thrown to a swimmer who has already reached the shore in safety.— George Bernard Shaw

Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.— George Bernard Shaw

What is virtue but the trades unionism of the married.— George Bernard Shaw

The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.— George Bernard Shaw

Hell is full of musical amateurs music is the brandy of the damned.— George Bernard Shaw

Nothing ever is done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done.— George Bernard Shaw

A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.— George Bernard Shaw

Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.— George Bernard Shaw

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.— George Bernard Shaw

We have not lost faith, but we have transferred it from God to the medical profession.— George Bernard Shaw

If more than ten percent of the population likes a painting it should be burned, for it must be bad.— George Bernard Shaw

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We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence…on pain of liquidation.— George Bernard Shaw

I’d like to be the person I could have been but never was.— George Bernard Shaw, when asked on his deathbed, “What would you

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.— George Bernard Shaw

Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious.— George Bernard Shaw

A pessimist thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.— George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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

The chief objection of playing wind instruments is that it prolongs the life of the player.— George Bernard Shaw

200+ George Bernard Shaw Quotes to get life motivation

In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.— George Bernard Shaw

You see things and you say, ‘Why’ But I dream things that never were and I say, Why not— George Bernard Shaw

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

Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.— George Bernard Shaw

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

Popular Christianity has for its emblem a gibbet, for its chief sensation a sanginary execution after torture, for its central mystery is an insane vengeance bought off by   a trumpery expiation. But there is a nobler and profounder Christianity which affirms the sacred mystery of equality and forbids the glaring futility and folly of vengeance.— George Bernard Shaw

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

What we call education and culture is for the most part nothing but the substitution of reading for experience, of literature for life, of the obsolete fictitious for the contemporary real.— George Bernard Shaw

He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.— George Bernard Shaw

Do you think that the things people make fools of themselves about are any less real and true than the things they behave sensibly about They are more true they are the only things that are true.— George Bernard Shaw

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.— George Bernard Shaw

Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.— George Bernard Shaw

Democracy: The substitution of election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.— George Bernard Shaw

If the lesser mind could measure the greater as a footrule can measure a pyramid, there would be finality in universal suffrage. As it is, the political problem remains unsolved.— George Bernard Shaw

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.— George Bernard Shaw

He who has never hoped can never despair.— George Bernard Shaw

reviewing you take it out on other people.— George Bernard Shaw

What use are cartridges in battle I always carry chocolate instead.— George Bernard Shaw

Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open.— George Bernard Shaw

Take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then say it with the utmost levity.— George Bernard Shaw

200+ George Bernard Shaw Quotes to get life motivation

Life is a disease; and the only diference between one another is the stage of the disease at which he lives.— George Bernard Shaw

I can’t forgive my friends for dying I don’t find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.— George Bernard Shaw

We don’t bother much about dress and manners in England, because as a nation we don’t dress well and we’ve no manners.— George Bernard Shaw

Martyrdom… is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.— George Bernard Shaw

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

Lack of money is the root of all evil— George Bernard Shaw

Criminals do not die by the hands of the law. They die by the hands of other men.— George Bernard Shaw

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.— George Bernard Shaw

The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure is occupation.— George Bernard Shaw

Selfdenial is not a virtue it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.— George Bernard Shaw

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An institution which is populare because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.— George Bernard Shaw

No man can be a pure specialist without being in the strict sense an idiot.— George Bernard Shaw

Let a short Act of Parliament be passed, placing all street musicians outside the protection of the law, so that any citizen may assail them with stones, sticks, knives, pistols, or bombs without incurring any penalties.— George Bernard Shaw

Great Britain and the United States are nations separated by a common language.— George Bernard Shaw

Few people think more than two or three times a year I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week— George Bernard Shaw

Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.— George Bernard Shaw

I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual Irish way by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could.— George Bernard Shaw

I’m not a teacher only a fellowtraveller of whom you asked the way. I pointed aheadahead of myself as well as you.— George Bernard Shaw

The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don’t have it.— George Bernard Shaw

The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.— George Bernard Shaw

200+ George Bernard Shaw Quotes to get life motivation

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

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

We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.— George Bernard Shaw

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.— George Bernard Shaw

Home life as we understand it is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.— George Bernard Shaw

Swindon What will history say Burgoyne History, sir, will tell lies as usual.— George Bernard Shaw

Make money and the whole nation will conspire to call you a gentleman.— George Bernard Shaw

He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.— George Bernard Shaw

Fashions are the only induced epidemics, proving that epidemics can be induced by tradesmen.— George Bernard Shaw

The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.— George Bernard Shaw

“Do you know what a pessimist is?” “A man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.”— George Bernard Shaw, An Unsocial Socialist (1887) ch. 5

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

Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to understand them. But every Englishman loves a pedigree.— George Bernard Shaw

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them that’s the essence of inhumanity.— George Bernard Shaw

The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.— George Bernard Shaw

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.— George Bernard Shaw

Love is the gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everyone else.— George Bernard Shaw

Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character.— George Bernard Shaw

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will— George Bernard Shaw

The 100% American is 99% an idiot.— George Bernard Shaw

200+ George Bernard Shaw Quotes to get life motivation

Life would be tolerable but for its amusements— George Bernard Shaw

Money enables us to get what we want instead of what other people think we want.— George Bernard Shaw

No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that  it says what he means.— George Bernard Shaw

There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it.— George Bernard Shaw

What is the use of straining after an amiable view of things, when a cynical view is most likely to be the true one?— George Bernard Shaw

I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going.— George Bernard Shaw

When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.— George Bernard Shaw

Selfsacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.— George Bernard Shaw

All professions are conspiracies against the laity.— George Bernard Shaw

In order to fully realize how bad a popular play can be, it is necessary to see it twice— George Bernard Shaw

We are told that when Jehovah created the world he saw that it was good what would he say now— George Bernard Shaw

There is only one universal passion fear.— George Bernard Shaw

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A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.— George Bernard Shaw

My main reason for adopting literature as a profession was that, as the author is never seen by his clients, he need not dress respectably.— George Bernard Shaw

If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.— George Bernard Shaw

One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven’t and don’t.— George Bernard Shaw

What God hath joined together no man shall put asunder: God will take care of that.— George Bernard Shaw

Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious.— George Bernard Shaw

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

Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn’t!— George Bernard Shaw


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