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.


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

George Bernard Shaw

A man learns to skate by staggering about and making a fool of himself. Indeed he progresses in all things by resolutely making a fool of himself.     

George Bernard Shaw

Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.     

George Bernard Shaw

There is nothing on earth intended for innocent people so horrible as a school.     

George Bernard Shaw

If you injure your neighbour, better not do it by halves.     

George Bernard Shaw

My reputation grows with every failure.     

George Bernard Shaw

In gambling the many must lose in order that the few may win.     

George Bernard Shaw

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.     

George Bernard Shaw

Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.     

George Bernard Shaw

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

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

Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination.     

George Bernard Shaw

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

George Bernard Shaw

The quality of a play is the quality of its ideas.     

George Bernard Shaw

Science, never solves a problem without creating ten more.     

George Bernard Shaw

There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.     

George Bernard Shaw

A man learns to skate by staggering about and making a fool of himself. Indeed he progresses in all things by resolutely making a fool of himself.     

George Bernard Shaw

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.     

George Bernard Shaw

It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.     

George Bernard Shaw

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

George Bernard Shaw

The open mind never acts: when we have done our utmost to arrive at a reasonable conclusion, we still must close our minds for the moment with a snap, and act dogmatically on our conclusions.     

George Bernard Shaw

Progress is impossible without change, and 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

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.     

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

Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.     

George Bernard Shaw

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

George Bernard Shaw

Thief is not the one who steals, but the one that is caught.     

George Bernard Shaw

All progress depends on the unreasonable man.     

George Bernard Shaw

Tradition will accustom people to any atrocity.     

George Bernard Shaw