George Bernard Shaw Quotes (294 quotations)

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1. A doctor's reputation is made by the number of eminent men who die under his care. - George Bernard Shaw

2. A drama critic is a man who leaves no turn unstoned. - George Bernard Shaw

3. A dramatic critic is a man who leaves no turn unstoned. - George Bernard Shaw

4. A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic. - George Bernard Shaw

5. A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education. - George Bernard Shaw

6. A genius can't be forced; nor can you make an ape an alderman. - George Bernard Shaw

7. A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. - George Bernard Shaw

8. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. - George Bernard Shaw

9. A happy family is but an earlier heaven. - George Bernard Shaw

10. A learned man is an idler who kills time with study. Beware of his false knowledge: it is more dangerous than ignorance. - George Bernard Shaw

11. A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. - George Bernard Shaw

12. A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth. - George Bernard Shaw

13. A man never tells you anything until you contradict him. - George Bernard Shaw

14. A man ought to be able to be fond of his wife without making a fool of himself about her. - George Bernard Shaw

15. A mind of the calibre of mine cannot derive its nutriment from cows. - George Bernard Shaw

16. A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected - George Bernard Shaw

17. A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell. - George Bernard Shaw

18. A pessimist thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it. - George Bernard Shaw

19. A true artist will let his wife starve, his children go barefoot, his motherdrudge for his living at seventy, sooner than work at anything but his art. - George Bernard Shaw

20. Alcohol is a very necessary article... It makes life bearable to millions of people who could not endure their existence if they were quite sober. It enables Parliament to do things at eleven at night that no sane person would do at eleven in the morning. - George Bernard Shaw

21. Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life. - George Bernard Shaw

22. All censorships exist to prevent any one from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently the first condition of progress is the removal of censorships. - George Bernard Shaw

23. All great truths begin as blasphemies. - George Bernard Shaw

24. All my life, affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it. - George Bernard Shaw

25. All professions are conspiracies against the laity. - George Bernard Shaw

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