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.


Cruelty would be delicious if one could only find some sort of cruelty that didn't really hurt.     

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

Hate is the revenge of a coward intimidated.     

George Bernard Shaw

I'm not a teacher: only a fellow-traveller of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead- ahead of myself as well as you.     

George Bernard Shaw

The only secrets are the secrets that keep themselves.     

George Bernard Shaw

A good intention is like the seed of a tree whose fruit we do not know.     

George Bernard Shaw

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.     

George Bernard Shaw

To the person with a toothache, even if the world is tottering, there is nothing more important than a visit to a dentist.     

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

Christianity might be a good thing if anyone ever tried it.     

George Bernard Shaw

There's no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it.     

George Bernard Shaw

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.     

George Bernard Shaw

Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones. All men mean well.     

George Bernard Shaw

We know there is intention and purpose in the universe, because there is intention and purpose in us.     

George Bernard Shaw

In a hospital they throw you out into the street before you are half cured, but in a nursing home they don't let you out till you are dead.     

George Bernard Shaw

Crime is only the retail department of what, in wholesale, we call penal law.     

George Bernard Shaw

It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.     

George Bernard Shaw

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.     

George Bernard Shaw

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

George Bernard Shaw

Reason enslaves all whose minds are not strong enough to master her.     

George Bernard Shaw

The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.     

George Bernard Shaw

Those who admire modern civilization usually identify it with the steam engine and the electric telegraph.     

George Bernard Shaw

Whisky is liquid sunshine.     

George Bernard Shaw

When a lion meets another with a louder roar, the first lion thinks the last a bore.     

George Bernard Shaw

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

George Bernard Shaw

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

George Bernard Shaw

In order to fully realize how bad a popular play can be, it is necessary to see it twice.     

George Bernard Shaw

Obedience simulates subordination as fear of the police simulates honesty.     

George Bernard Shaw

Cruelty would be delicious if one could only find some sort of cruelty that didn't really hurt.     

George Bernard Shaw

Cruelty must be whitewashed by a moral excuse, and pretense of reluctance.     

George Bernard Shaw