Quotes by George Bernard Shaw

My reputation grows with every failure.
– George Bernard Shaw

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
– George Bernard Shaw

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
– George Bernard Shaw

When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
– 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

Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.
– George Bernard Shaw

The quality of a play is the quality of its ideas.
– George Bernard Shaw

Martyrdom… is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.
– George Bernard Shaw

Cricket is a game played by 11 fools and watched by 11,000 fools
– George Bernard Shaw

Consistency is the enemy of enterprise, just as symmetry is the enemy of art.
– George Bernard Shaw

Heartbreak is life educating us.
– George Bernard Shaw

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
– George Bernard Shaw

Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
– George Bernard Shaw

Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
– George Bernard Shaw

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

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

– George Bernard Shaw

It is all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.
– George Bernard Shaw

Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing: age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing.
– George Bernard Shaw

What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.
– George Bernard Shaw

Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character.
– George Bernard Shaw

Cruelty must be whitewashed by a moral excuse, and pretense of reluctance.
– George Bernard Shaw

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
– George Bernard Shaw

To be in Hell is to drift: to be in Heaven is to steer.
– George Bernard Shaw

Tis not enough to help the feeble up but to support him after.
– George Bernard Shaw

The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.
– George Bernard Shaw

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