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.


Some men see things as they are and say, Why ' I dream of things that never were, and say, Why not      

George Bernard Shaw

Youth is such a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.     

George Bernard Shaw

Youth is wasted on the young.     

George Bernard Shaw

When people shake their heads because we are living in a restless age, ask them how they would like to live in a stationary one, and do without change.     

George Bernard Shaw

The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed but that he cannot believe anyone else.     

George Bernard Shaw

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.     

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

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

George Bernard Shaw

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.     

George Bernard Shaw

Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.     

George Bernard Shaw

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.     

George Bernard Shaw

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

The art of governmentis the organization of idolatry.     

George Bernard Shaw

In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language: the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it.     

George Bernard Shaw

Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.     

George Bernard Shaw

If you strike a child, take care that you strike it in anger, even at the risk of maiming it for life. A blow in cold blood neither can nor should be forgiven.     

George Bernard Shaw

We don't stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.     

George Bernard Shaw

The world is populated in the main by people who should not exist.     

George Bernard Shaw

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

There is nothing that can be changed more completely than human nature when the job is taken in hand early enough.     

George Bernard Shaw

The greatest thing in life is to die young but delay it as long as possible.     

George Bernard Shaw

A miracle is an event which creates faith. That is the purpose and nature of miracles. Frauds deceive. An event which creates faith does not deceive: therefore it is not a fraud, but a miracle.     

George Bernard Shaw

Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles.     

George Bernard Shaw

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.     

George Bernard Shaw

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.     

George Bernard Shaw

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

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

You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.     

George Bernard Shaw

The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.     

George Bernard Shaw

Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.     

George Bernard Shaw