Quotes by George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

Irish-English writer and critic

Lived from: 1856 - 1950

Category: Media | Writers (Contemporary) Country: FlagUnited Kingdom

Born: 26 july 1856 Died: 2 november 1950

  • English is the easiest language to speak badly.
  • Seemingly unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. Much progress, therefore, depends on such people.

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  • Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
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  • A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
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  • A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses.
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  • A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself.
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  • A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
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  • The greatest evils and the worst of crimes is poverty; our first duty, a duty to which every other consideration should be sacrificed, is not to be poor.
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  • Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
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  • Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
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  • As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
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  • The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine.
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  • A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.
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  • A lifetime of happiness? No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.
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  • Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.
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  • When you read a biography remember that the truth is never fit for publication.
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  • A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
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  • A miracle is an event which creates faith. That is the purpose and nature of miracles. Frauds deceive. An event which creates faith does not deceive: therefore it is not a fraud, but a miracle.
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  • Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
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  • Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will want to use it.
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  • A cigarette is a pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end and a fool at the other.
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  • A socialist is somebody who doesn't have anything, and is ready to divide it up equally among everybody.
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