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40 Popular Quotes by George Bernard Shaw

Best George Bernard Shaw Quotes

George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright as well as a co-founder of the London School of Economics. He is one of the finest comic dramatist and literary critic, who have won Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925. Here is a list of some of the famous quotes by George Bernard Shaw.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

  1. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
  2. “Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.” – George Bernard Shaw
  3. “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw
  4. “He knows nothing, and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.” – George Bernard Shaw
  5. “Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.” – George Bernard Shaw
  6. “The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.” – George Bernard Shaw
  7. “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw
  8. “Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.” – George Bernard Shaw
  9. “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw
  10. “You see things as they are and say, “Why?” But I dream things that never were and say, “Why not?”” – George Bernard Shaw
  11. “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
  12. “Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” – George Bernard Shaw
  13. “A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” – George Bernard Shaw
  14. “Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.” – George Bernard Shaw
  15. “Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” – George Bernard Shaw
  16. “Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.” – George Bernard Shaw
  17. “Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.” – George Bernard Shaw
  18. “Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.” – George Bernard Shaw
  19. “Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.” – George Bernard Shaw
  20. “Better never than late.” – George Bernard Shaw
  21. “The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.” – George Bernard Shaw
  22. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw
  23. “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw
  24. “What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.” – George Bernard Shaw
  25. “There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it.” – George Bernard Shaw
  26. “A critic is one who leaves no turn unstoned.” – George Bernard Shaw
  27. “A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.” – George Bernard Shaw
  28. “The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.” – George Bernard Shaw
  29. “It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.” – George Bernard Shaw
  30. “Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.” – George Bernard Shaw
  31. “Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination.” – George Bernard Shaw
  32. “When the master has come to do everything through the slave, the slave becomes his master, since he cannot live without him.” – George Bernard Shaw
  33. “The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.” – George Bernard Shaw
  34. “Anarchism is a game at which the police can beat you.” – George Bernard Shaw
  35. “The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.” – George Bernard Shaw
  36. “A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” – George Bernard Shaw
  37. “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw
  38. “People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.” – George Bernard Shaw
  39. “I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.” – George Bernard Shaw
  40. “You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.” – George Bernard Shaw

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