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.


The word morality, if we met it in the Bible, would surprise us as much as the word telephone or motor car.     

George Bernard Shaw

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.     

George Bernard Shaw

Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.     

George Bernard Shaw

To be clever enough to get a great deal of money, one must be stupid enough to want it     

George Bernard Shaw

Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men     

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 till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.     

George Bernard Shaw

Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.     

George Bernard Shaw

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.     

George Bernard Shaw

Write your sad times in sand, write your good times in stone.     

George Bernard Shaw

This is the true joy of life, the being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one.     

George Bernard Shaw

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

George Bernard Shaw

Liberty is the breath of life to nations.     

George Bernard Shaw

Make money and the whole nation will conspire to call you a gentleman.     

George Bernard Shaw

A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.     

George Bernard Shaw

In an ugly and unhappy world the richest man can purchase nothing but ugliness and unhappiness.     

George Bernard Shaw

Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends.     

George Bernard Shaw

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.     

George Bernard Shaw

I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve.     

George Bernard Shaw

You cannot be a hero without being a coward.     

George Bernard Shaw

Whisky is liquid sunshine.     

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

The only secrets are the secrets that keep themselves.     

George Bernard Shaw

There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses.     

George Bernard Shaw

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.     

George Bernard Shaw

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

George Bernard Shaw

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.     

George Bernard Shaw

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.     

George Bernard Shaw

When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them.     

George Bernard Shaw

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

George Bernard Shaw