GEORGE BERNARD SHAW Quotes

Revolutionary movements attract those who are not good enough for established institutions as well as those who are too good for them.

George Bernard Shaw

Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny: they have only shifted it to another shoulder.

George Bernard Shaw

Animals are my friends... and I do not eat my friends.

George Bernard Shaw

A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses.

George Bernard Shaw

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?

George Bernard Shaw

A mind of the caliber of mine cannot derive its nutrient from cows.

George Bernard Shaw

It's so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right.

George Bernard Shaw

When I was young I observed that nine out of every ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work.

George Bernard Shaw

The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone, the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood.

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

Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious.

George Bernard Shaw

The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.

George Bernard Shaw

The English are not very spiritual people, so they invented cricket to give them some idea of eternity.

George Bernard Shaw

If any religion had the chance of ruling over England, nay Europe within the next hundred years, it could be Islam.,

George Bernard Shaw

Go anywhere in England where there are natural, wholesome, contented, and really nice English people; and what do you always find? That the stables are the real center of the household.

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

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