George Bernard Shaw – Quotes

​George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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

There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart’s desire. The other is to get it.

Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.

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

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

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.

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

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

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

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

My way of joking is to tell the truth. It is the funniest joke in the world.

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

Lack of money is the root of all evil.

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

All great truths begin as blasphemies.

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

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

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