George Bernard Shaw Quotes

402 George Bernard Shaw quotes:

"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it."
"I assume that to prevent illness in later life, you should never have been born at all."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Birth Quotes
"Kings are not born: they are made by universal hallucination"
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Birth Quotes
"The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Behavior Quotes Quarrels Quotes
"The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone, the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood"
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"How can what an Englishman believes be hearsay? It is a contradiction in terms."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Belief Quotes Contradiction Quotes
"Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love."
"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"
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Believe Quotes
"My father must have had some elementary education for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately"
"Get married, but never to a man who is home all day"
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"The world is populated in the main by people who should not exist"
"Always let your flattery be seen through for what really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering"
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"It shows how dangerous it is to be too good"
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Danger Quotes
"The government who robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Debt Quotes
"When I was young I observed that nine out of every ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work"
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Determination Quotes
"A happy family is but an earlier heaven."
"Life is a disease; and the only difference between one another is the stage of the disease at which he lives"
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Disease Quotes
"If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance."
"Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve."

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