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George Bernard Shaw Quotes


402 George Bernard Shaw quotes:



"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Achievement Quotes
"All great truths begin as blasphemies."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Truth Quotes Blasphemy Quotes
"Obscenity can be found in every book except the telephone directory."
"You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'"
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"You cannot believe in honor until you have achieved it, better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world"
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Achievement Quotes
"Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Believe Quotes
"The longer I live, the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"He is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature"
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"When an apparent miracle happened.it proved divine mission to the credulous, and proved a contract with the devil to the skeptical."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"Christmas is forced upon a reluctant and disgusted nation by the shopkeepers and the press; on its own merits it would wither and shrivel in the fiery breath of universal hatred."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else."
"The only service a friend can really render is to keep your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself"
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Best Friends Quotes
"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."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Circumstance Quotes
"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."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Circumstance Quotes
"Under exciting circumstances, wealth cannot be enjoyed without dishonor, or foregone without misery."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Circumstance Quotes
"Civilized society is one huge bourgeoisie: no nobleman dares now shock his greengrocer."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"We veneer civilization by doing unkind things in a kind way"
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"The seven deadly sins... food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes,respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven millstones from man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the millstones are lifted."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Children Quotes
"The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business."



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