George Bernard Shaw Quotes

George Bernard Shaw quotes sometimes looks at social issues. A focus on social issues was also true in the plays he wrote. Mr. Shaw wrote in excess of 60 plays. The truth is he was a strong socialist.

George Bernard Shaw was born on July 26, 1856, in Dublin, Ireland. He lived a long life. He was 94 years old when he died.

These George Bernard Shaw quotes also has a flavor of satire in them.

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

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold.
-George Bernard Shaw

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

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

A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
-George Bernard Shaw

An asylum for the sane would be empty in America.
-George Bernard Shaw

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

A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.
-George Bernard Shaw

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
-George Bernard Shaw

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

Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.
-George Bernard Shaw

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

An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.
-George Bernard Shaw

An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.
-George Bernard Shaw

A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.
-George Bernard Shaw

A man who has no office to go, to I don't care who he is, is a trial of which you can have no conception.
-George Bernard Shaw

A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
-George Bernard Shaw

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

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