George Bernard Shaw Quotes

George Bernard Shaw Quote: Kings are not born: they are made by universal hallucination.
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Kings are not born: they are made by universal hallucination.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903)
Activity is the only road to knowledge.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903)
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw (The Doctor's Dilemma, 1906)
A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
George Bernard Shaw (Treatise on Parents and Children, 1910)
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty
George Bernard Shaw. (Caesar and Cleopatra, 1898)
Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903)
The philosopher is Nature's pilot.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Act III, 1903)
Science becomes dangerous only when it imagines that it has reached its goal.
George Bernard Shaw (The Doctor's Dilemma, 1906)
The early Christian rules of life were not made to last, because the early Christians did not believe that the world itself was going to last.
George Bernard Shaw (Getting Married, 1908)
That is the whole secret of successful fighting. Get your enemy at a disadvantage; and never, on any account, fight him on equal terms.
George Bernard Shaw (Arms and the Man, 1894)
The law of God is a law of change, and ... when the Churches set themselves against change as such, they are setting themselves against the law of God.
George Bernard Shaw (Saint Joan, 1923)
Beware of the pursuit of the Superhuman: it leads to an indiscriminate contempt for the Human.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Act III, 1903)
One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't.
George Bernard Shaw (The Apple Cart, 1928)
"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 (An Unsocial Socialist, 1883)
There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
George Bernard Shaw (Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant, 1898)
Economy is the art of making the most of life.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903)
A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903)
Life levels all men: death reveals the eminent.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903)
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 (Back to Methuselah, 1920)
Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
George Bernard Shaw (Back to Methuselah, 1920)
Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing:
Age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903)
The domestic career is no more natural to all women than the military career is natural to all men.
George Bernard Shaw (The Quintessence of Ibsenism, 1891)
The surest way to ruin a man who doesn't know how to handle money is to give him some.
George Bernard Shaw (Heartbreak House, 1919)
There are no secrets except the secrets that keep themselves.
George Bernard Shaw (Back to Methuselah, 1920)
In my experience the men who want something for nothing are invariably Christians.
George Bernard Shaw (Saint Joan, 1923)
Hell is paved with good intentions.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903)
No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
George Bernard Shaw (The Doctor's Dilemma, 1906)
Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.
George Bernard Shaw (Back to Methuselah, 1920)
The liar's punishment is, not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.
George Bernard Shaw (The Quintessence of Ibsenism, 1891)
Independence? That's middle-class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
George Bernard Shaw (Pygmalion, 1912)
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George Bernard Shaw Biography

Born: July 26, 1856
Died: November 2, 1950

George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright and activist. He is best known for his abundant plays and his contribution to literature. He was also awarded a Nobel Prize for literature in 1925.

Notable Works

Mrs Warren's Profession (1893)
Candida (1894)
You Never Can Tell (1897)
The Devil's Disciple (1897)
Caesar and Cleopatra (1898)
Man and Superman (1903)
Major Barbara (1905)
The Doctor's Dilemma (1906)
Getting Married (1908)
Misalliance (1910)
Androcles and the Lion (1912)
Pygmalion (1912)
Annajanska (1917)
Heartbreak House (1919)
Back to Methuselah (1920)
Saint Joan (1923)
The Apple Cart (1928)
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