George Bernard Shaw Quotes

A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.

George Bernard Shaw

Here there is no hope, and consequently no duty, no work, nothing to be gained by praying, nothing to be lost by doing what you like. Hell, in short, is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.

George Bernard Shaw

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.

George Bernard Shaw

Self-denial is not a virtue, it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.

George Bernard Shaw

I feel nothing but the accursed happiness I have dreaded all my life long: the happiness that comes as life goes, the happiness of yielding and dreaming instead of resisting and doing, the sweetness of the fruit that is going rotten.

George Bernard Shaw

All the sweetness of religion is conveyed to the world by the hands of story-tellers and image-makers. Without their fictions the truths of religion would for the multitude be neither intelligible nor even apprehensible; and the prophets would prophesy and the teachers teach in vain.

George Bernard Shaw

It is fortunate to come of distinguished ancestry. - It is not less so to be such that people do not care to inquire whether you are of high descent or not.

George Bernard Shaw

Hell is paved with good intention, not with bad ones. All men mean well.

George Bernard Shaw

Self denial is not a virtue: it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.

George Bernard Shaw

Though all society is founded on intolerance, all improvement is founded on tolerance

George Bernard Shaw

Though all society is founded on intolerance, all improvement is founded on tolerance.

George Bernard Shaw

The best brought-up children are those who have seen their parents as they are. Hypocrisy is not the parents' first duty.

George Bernard Shaw

The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.

George Bernard Shaw

A man's interest in the world is only an overflow from his interest in himself.

George Bernard Shaw

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.

George Bernard Shaw

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