GEORGE BERNARD SHAW Quotes

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

Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don't eat has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on

George Bernard Shaw

Golf is typical capitalist lunacy

George Bernard Shaw

The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post.

George Bernard Shaw

You can be as romantic as you please about love, Hector; but you mustn't be romantic about money

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

Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born

George Bernard Shaw

There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.

George Bernard Shaw

People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them

George Bernard Shaw

It is easy -- terribly easy -- to shake a man's faith in himself. To take advantage of that to break a man's spirit is devil's work.

George Bernard Shaw

My reputation grows with every failure.

George Bernard Shaw

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