Quotes by George Bernard Shaw

The only person who acts sensibly is my tailor. He takes my measure anew every time he sees me. Everyone else goes by their old measurements.
– George Bernard Shaw

The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.
– George Bernard Shaw

Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever when they are only wasting their time.
– George Bernard Shaw

Never waste jealousy on a real man: it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run.
– 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

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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