George Bernard Shaw Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old george bernard shaw quotes, george bernard shaw sayings, and george bernard shaw proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Forget about likes and dislikes. They are of no consequence. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness but it is greatness.     

George Bernard Shaw

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

Liberty is the breath of life to nations.     

George Bernard Shaw

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.     

George Bernard Shaw

Being hurt by someone you truly care about leaves a hole in you heart that only love can fill.     

George Bernard Shaw

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

Science is always wrong. It never solves a problem without creating ten more.     

George Bernard Shaw

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.     

George Bernard Shaw

You'll never have a quiet world until you knock the patriotism out of the human race.     

George Bernard Shaw

Forget about likes and dislikes. They are of no consequence. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.     

George Bernard Shaw

He who has never hoped, can never despair.     

George Bernard Shaw

A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.     

George Bernard Shaw

Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage: it can be delightful.     

George Bernard Shaw

Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.     

George Bernard Shaw

Consistency is the enemy of enterprise, just as symmetry is the enemy of art.     

George Bernard Shaw

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.     

George Bernard Shaw

The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.     

George Bernard Shaw

All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions.     

George Bernard Shaw

People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.     

George Bernard Shaw

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.     

George Bernard Shaw

Alcohol is the anaesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.     

George Bernard Shaw

Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.     

George Bernard Shaw

Progress is impossible without change & those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.     

George Bernard Shaw

Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born.     

George Bernard Shaw

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.     

George Bernard Shaw

A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.     

George Bernard Shaw

No man can be a pure specialist without being in the strict sense an idiot.     

George Bernard Shaw

You cannot be a hero without being a coward.     

George Bernard Shaw

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.     

George Bernard Shaw

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.     

George Bernard Shaw