GEORGE BERNARD SHAW Quotes

Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open.

George Bernard Shaw

Common people do not pray, my lord: they only beg

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 problem with communication is the illusion that is has occurred.

George Bernard Shaw

A man of great common sense and good taste is a man without originality or moral courage.

George Bernard Shaw

Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to this country and to mankind is to bring up a family.

George Bernard Shaw

Fashions are the only induced epidemics, proving that epidemics can be induced by tradesmen.

George Bernard Shaw

It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.

George Bernard Shaw

No man can be a pure specialist without being in the strict sense an idiot.

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

Where there is no religion, hypocrisy becomes good taste

George Bernard Shaw

What is both surprising and delightful is that spectators are allowed, and even expected, to join in the vocal part of the game.... There is no reason why the field should not try to put the batsman off his stroke at the critical moment by neatly timed disparagements of his wife's fidelity and his mother's respectability

George Bernard Shaw

The philosopher is Nature's pilot. And there you have our difference: to be n hell is to drift: to be in heaven is to steer.

George Bernard Shaw

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul

George Bernard Shaw

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few

George Bernard Shaw

If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.

George Bernard Shaw

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