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All quotes by George Bernard Shaw: Acceptance Accidents Achievement Acting Affairs Affection Age Aging Alcohol Ambition Angels Anger Animal Cruelty Animal Rights Animals Art Assumption Atheism Atheist Attitude Babies Baseball Beauty Beer Belief Bible Bicycle Birds Birthdays Blasphemy Boat Bones Books Broken Hearts Business Capitalism Censorship Change Character Children Choices Christ Christianity Church Comedy Common Sense Communication Communism Community Compassion Conformity Conscience Conspiracy Cooking Country Courage Creation Creativity Crime Criticism Critics Culture Curiosity Cynicism Dance Dancing Death Democracy Design Desire Devil Difficulty Dignity Diversity Dogs Doubt Drama Dreads Dreams Drinking Drugs Duty Dying Earth Eating Economics Economists Economy Education Effort Elders Elections Enemies Energy Environment Eternity Ethics Euthanasia Evidence Evil Evolution Excuses Exercise Expectations Experience Eyes Failure Faith Family Fashion Fathers Fear Feelings Fighting Flowers Food Forgiveness Freedom Friendship Fun Funny Genius Getting Older Giving Giving Up Glory Goals God Gold Golf Greatness Greek Growth Habits Happiness Happy Hard Work Hate Hatred Health Heart Heartbreak Heaven Hell Heroism History Home Honesty Honor House Human Nature Humanity Humility Hurt Husband Hypocrisy Idolatry Ignorance Illness Imagination Innovation Insanity Inspiration Inspirational Inspiring Integrity Intelligence Ireland Islam Jesus Joy Judging Justice Killing Knowledge Language Laughter Lawyers Leadership Learning Liberty Life Life And Love Lifetime Listening Literature Live Life Love Luck Lying Madness Making Money Management Mankind Manners Marriage Martyrdom Mathematics Mercy Middle Class Military Miracles Mistakes Money Moon Morality Morning Motherhood Mothers Motivational Muhammad Music My Way Nationalism Nature Neighbors Observation Office Opinions Opportunity Pain Painting Parenting Parents Parties Passion Past Patriotism Peace Perfection Perseverance Pets Philosophy Photography Pleasure Poetry Politicians Politics Pope Positive Positive Thinking Poverty Power Prayer Prisons Progress Propaganda Property Prophet Purpose Quality Reading Reality Rebellion Relationships Religion Reputation Respect Responsibility Retirement Revenge Revolution Risk Romance Running Sacrifice Safety Salvation Sanity Sarcasm School Science Shame Silence Sin Skins Slaves Social Justice Social Responsibility Socialism Society Soldiers Son Soul Sports Stress Struggle Students Study Stupidity Style Success Suffering Take Care Talent Taxes Teachers Teaching Temptation Theatre Time Today Tolerance Torture Trade Tradition Tragedy Travel Trust Truth Tyranny Understanding Universe Values Veganism Vegetarian Violence Virtue Vision Volunteer Volunteerism Voting Waiting War Water Weakness Wealth Welfare Wife Wine Winning Wisdom Work Worship Writing Youth more...
  • Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.

    Funny   Wisdom   Country  
  • The minorities are sometimes right. The majorities never.

  • You are all alike, you respectable people. You can't tell me the bursting strain of a ten-inch gun, which is a very simple matter;but you all think you can tell me the bursting strain of a man under temptation. You daren't handle high explosives; but you're all ready to handle honesty and truth and justice and the whole duty of man, and kill one another at that game. What a country! What a world!

    Country   Honesty   Gun  
    George Bernard Shaw (2015). “The Collected Plays of George Bernard Shaw (Illustrated): Including Renowned Titles like Pygmalion, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Candida, Arms and The Man, Man and Superman, The Inca Of Perusalem, Macbeth Skit, Caesar and Cleopatra, Androcles And The Lion”, p.1455, e-artnow
  • The statesman cannot govern without stability of belief, true or false.

  • Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.

    Home   Cages   Life Is  
    Getting Married (1911) preface "Hearth and Home"
  • It is quite useless to declare that all men are born free if you deny that they are born good . Guarantee a man's goodness and his liberty will take care of itself. To guarantee his freedom on condition that you approve of his moral character is formally to abolish all freedom whatsoever, as every man's liberty is at the mercy of a moral indictment which any fool can trump up against everyone who violates custom, whether as a prophet or as a rascal.

    Character   Men   Liberty  
    George Bernard Shaw (2015). “The Collected Plays of George Bernard Shaw (Illustrated): Including Renowned Titles like Pygmalion, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Candida, Arms and The Man, Man and Superman, The Inca Of Perusalem, Macbeth Skit, Caesar and Cleopatra, Androcles And The Lion”, p.1375, e-artnow
  • There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses.

    1898 Sir George Crofts. Mrs Warren's Profession, act 3.
  • A man who loses his money gains, at the least, experience, and sometimes, something better.

    Wisdom   Men   Gains  
  • It exasperated her to think that the dungeon in which she had languished for so many unhappy years had been unlocked all the time, and that the impulses she had so carefully struggled with and stifled for the sake of keeping well with society, were precisely those by which alone she could have come into any sort of sincere human contact.

    George Bernard Shaw (2015). “The Collected Works of George Bernard Shaw: Plays, Novels, Articles, Lectures, Letters and Essays: Pygmalion, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Candida, Arms and The Man, Man and Superman, Caesar and Cleopatra, Androcles And The Lion, The New York Times Articles on War, Memories of Oscar Wilde and more”, p.3427, e-artnow
  • No severity of punishment deters when detection is uncertain, as it always must be.

  • You will think less of the art, when you know the artist

    Art   Artist   Thinking  
  • A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.

    Misalliance preface (1914)
  • Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature!

  • You may well ask me why...I took the time to write [books]. I can only reply that I do not know. There was no why about it. I had to: that was all.

    Book   Writing   May  
  • The popular definition of tragedy is heavy drama in which everyone is killed in the last act, comedy being light drama in which everyone is married in the last act.

    Drama   Light   Tragedy  
  • Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.

    Forgiveness   Blow   Men  
    Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists: Stray Sayings"
  • Pasteboard pies and paper flowers are being banished from the stage by the growth of that power of accurate observation which is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it...

    Power   Cynical   Belief  
    "Music in London, 1890-94: Criticisms Contributed Week by Week to The World, Volume 27 (The World (18 July 1894))". Book by George Bernard Shaw, 1931.
  • The test to which all methods of treatment are finally brought is whether they are lucrative to doctors or not.

    George Bernard Shaw (2015). “The Collected Works of George Bernard Shaw: Plays, Novels, Articles, Letters and Essays: Pygmalion, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Candida, Arms and The Man, Man and Superman, Caesar and Cleopatra, Androcles And The Lion, The New York Times Articles on War, Memories of Oscar Wilde and more”, p.2413, e-artnow
  • There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.

    George Bernard Shaw (2015). “George Bernard Shaw: Collected Articles, Lectures, Essays and Letters: Thoughts and Studies from the Renowned Dramaturge and Author of Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Pygmalion, Arms and The Man, Saint Joan, Caesar and Cleopatra, Androcles And The Lion”, p.432, e-artnow
  • I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence.

  • Time enough to think of the future when you haven't any future to think of.

    Time   Thinking   Enough  
    George Bernard Shaw (2015). “The Collected Plays of George Bernard Shaw (Illustrated): Including Renowned Titles like Pygmalion, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Candida, Arms and The Man, Man and Superman, The Inca Of Perusalem, Macbeth Skit, Caesar and Cleopatra, Androcles And The Lion”, p.2467, e-artnow
  • Such poverty as we have today in all our great cities degrades the poor, and infects with its degradation the whole neighborhood in which they live. And whatever can degrade a neighborhood can degrade a country and a continent and finally the whole civilized world, which is only a large neighborhood.

  • It is the inefficiency and sham of ... our schools ... that save us from being dashed on the rocks of false doctrine instead of drifting down the midstream of mere ignorance.

    George Bernard Shaw (2007). “Back to Methuselah”, p.15, 1st World Publishing
  • But whether the risks to which liberty exposes us are moral or physical our right to liberty involves the right to run them. A man who is not free to risk his neck as an aviator or his soul as a heretic is not free at all; and the right to liberty begins, not at the age of 21 years but 21 seconds.

    Running   Men   Years  
    George Bernard Shaw (2015). “The Collected Works of George Bernard Shaw: Plays, Novels, Articles, Lectures, Letters and Essays: Pygmalion, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Candida, Arms and The Man, Man and Superman, Caesar and Cleopatra, Androcles And The Lion, The New York Times Articles on War, Memories of Oscar Wilde and more”, p.2887, e-artnow
  • For four wicked centuries the world has dreamed this foolish dream of efficiency; and the end is not yet. But the end will come.

    Dream   Wicked   World  
    George Bernard Shaw (2015). “George Bernard Shaw: The Collected Plays (Illustrated): 60 plays including Caesar and Cleopatra, Pygmalion, Saint Joan, The Apple Cart, Cymbeline, Androcles And The Lion, The Man Of Destiny, The Inca Of Perusalem and Macbeth Skit”, p.1324, e-artnow
  • The sex illusion is not a fixed quantity: not what mathematicians call a constant. It varies from zero in my wife's case to madness in that of our stepsister.

    Sex   Zero   Wife  
    George Bernard Shaw (2015). “The Collected Works of George Bernard Shaw: Plays, Novels, Articles, Lectures, Letters and Essays: Pygmalion, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Candida, Arms and The Man, Man and Superman, Caesar and Cleopatra, Androcles And The Lion, The New York Times Articles on War, Memories of Oscar Wilde and more”, p.5144, e-artnow
  • I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve.

  • Nowadays a parlor maid as ignorant as Queen Victoria was when she came to the throne would be classed as mentally defective.

  • Financiers live in a world of illusion. They count on something which they call the capital of the country, which has no existence.

    Country   Money   World  
  • If we women were particular about men's characters, we should never get married at all.

    Girly   Women   Character  
    "Heartbreak House".
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