George Bernard Shaw Quotes

George Bernard Shaw Quote: Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
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Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903)
Reminiscences make one feel so deliciously aged and sad.
George Bernard Shaw (The Irrational Knot, 1905)
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 (Man and Superman, 1903)
There can be two tragedies in life: one is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Act IV, 1903)
My religion? Well, my dear, I am a Millionaire. That is my religion.
George Bernard Shaw (Major Barbara - Act II, 1905)
Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.
George Bernard Shaw (Heartbreak House, 1919)
What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which habitually acts.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903)
You cannot have power for good without having power for evil too. Even mother's milk nourishes murderers as well as heroes. 
George Bernard Shaw (Major Barbara - Act III, 1905)
Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903)
A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Act I, 1903)
I can't talk religion to a man with bodily hunger in his eyes.
George Bernard Shaw (Major Barbara - Act II, 1905)
A conquered nation is like a man with cancer: he can think of nothing else.
George Bernard Shaw (John Bull's Other Island, 1904)
It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their kind.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903)
Life is not meant to be easy, my child but take courage: it can be delightful.
George Bernard Shaw (Back to Methuselah, 1920)
There is the eternal war between those who are in the world for what they can get out of it and those who are in the world to make it a better place for everybody to live in. 
George Bernard Shaw (On the Rocks, 1933)
Man can climb to the highest summits; but he cannot dwell there long.
George Bernard Shaw (Candida, 1894)
When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903)
One touch of Darwin makes the whole world kin. 
George Bernard Shaw (Back to Methuselah, 1920)
The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Act I, 1903)
Home life as we understand it is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.
George Bernard Shaw (Getting Married, 1908)
Titles distinguish the mediocre, embarrass the superior, and are disgraced by the inferior.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903)
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.
George Bernard Shaw (The Devil's Disciple, 1901)
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 (Answers to Nine Questions, 1896)
Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it.
George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman - Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903)
You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
George Bernard Shaw (Misalliance, 1910)
Science can never solve one problem without raising ten more problems.
George Bernard Shaw (Speech at the Einstein Dinner in London, 1930)
The educated man is a greater nuisance than the uneducated one.
George Bernard Shaw (Back to Methuselah, 1920)
Those who do not know how to live must make a merit of dying.
George Bernard Shaw (Heartbreak House, 1919)
Love is a simple thing and a deep thing: it is an act of life and not an illusion.
George Bernard Shaw (Back to Methuselah, 1920)
The great advantage of a hotel is that it's a refuge from home life.
George Bernard Shaw (You Never Can Tell, 1897)
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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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