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You see things as they are and ask, 'Why' I dream things as they never were and ask, 'Why not'

George Bernard Shaw

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

George Bernard Shaw

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

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

Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious.

George Bernard Shaw

Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.

George Bernard Shaw

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

George Bernard Shaw

All great truths begin as blasphemies.

George Bernard Shaw

A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.

George Bernard Shaw

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

George Bernard Shaw

When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.

George Bernard Shaw

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

George Bernard Shaw

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

Swindon What will history say Burgoyne History, sir, will tell lies as usual.

George Bernard Shaw

As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.

George Bernard Shaw

Money enables us to get what we want instead of what other people think we want.

George Bernard Shaw

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

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

There is only one universal passion fear.

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

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

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

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.

George Bernard Shaw

Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die and do not outlive yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

Self-denial is not a virtue it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.

George Bernard Shaw

Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.

George Bernard Shaw

The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

In Heaven an angel is nobody in particular.

George Bernard Shaw

The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.

George Bernard Shaw

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

George Bernard Shaw

I'm not a teacher only a fellow-traveller of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead-ahead of myself as well as you.

George Bernard Shaw

Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.

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

Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature

George Bernard Shaw

A lifetime of happiness No man alive could bear it it would be hell on earth.

George Bernard Shaw

Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad.

George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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

You see things and you say, 'Why' But I dream things that never were and I say, Why not

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

I can't forgive my friends for dying I don't find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.

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

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

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

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

George Bernard Shaw

We don't stop playing because we grow old we grow old because we stop playing.

George Bernard Shaw

He who has never hoped can never despair.

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

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

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

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

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

George Bernard Shaw

He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.

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

Activity is the only road to knowledge.

George Bernard Shaw

No man fully capable of his own language ever masters another.

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

It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.

George Bernard Shaw

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

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 art of government is the organization of idolatry.

George Bernard Shaw

In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.

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

There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.

George Bernard Shaw

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

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

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. 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

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

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

The Churches must learn humility as well as teach it.

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

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

George Bernard Shaw

Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.

George Bernard Shaw

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

George Bernard Shaw

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

George Bernard Shaw

It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.

George Bernard Shaw

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.

George Bernard Shaw

What use are cartridges in battle I always carry chocolate instead.

George Bernard Shaw

A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.

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

Hell is full of musical amateurs.

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

Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.

George Bernard Shaw

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

George Bernard Shaw

Lack of money is the root of all evil.

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

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 often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.

George Bernard Shaw

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

George Bernard Shaw

If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.

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

Martyrdom... is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.

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

My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity.

George Bernard Shaw

You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.

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

There are no secrets better kept than the secrets that everybody guesses.

George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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

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

George Bernard Shaw

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.

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

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

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.

George Bernard Shaw

Every man over forty is a scoundrel.

George Bernard Shaw

I am a Millionaire. That is my religion.

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

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

George Bernard Shaw

He knows nothing and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.

George Bernard Shaw

Beware of the man whose God is in the skies.

George Bernard Shaw

The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.

George Bernard Shaw

Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.

George Bernard Shaw

Hell is full of musical amateurs music is the brandy of the damned.

George Bernard Shaw

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

George Bernard Shaw

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.

George Bernard Shaw

Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing.

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

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

George Bernard Shaw

The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak 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

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

George Bernard Shaw

All professions are conspiracies against the laity.

George Bernard Shaw



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