George Bernard Shaw Inspiring Quotes

George Bernard Shaw Inspiring Quotes

“The play was a great success, but audience was a dismal failure.”

“After all, the wrong road always leads somewhere.”

“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.”

“My way of joking is to tell the truth. It’s the funniest joke in the world.”

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

“Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.”

“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.”

“He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.”

“Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it….”

“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 for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.”

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

“Cannot possibly attend first night; will attend second, if there is one.”

“I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend … if you have one.”

“Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn’t!”

“The liar’s punishment is, not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.”

“When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.”

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

“Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.”

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.”

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”

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

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

“Youth is wasted on the young.”

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

“Animals are my friends…and I don’t eat my friends.”

“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.”

“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.”

“You see things; you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?”

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

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”


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