Quotes by: George Bernard Shaw

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George Bernard Shaw
Shaw in 1911, by Alvin Langdon Coburn
Born (1856-07-26)26 July 1856
Dublin, Ireland
Died 2 November 1950(1950-11-02) (aged 94)
Ayot St Lawrence, Hertfordshire, UK
Occupation Playwright, critic, political activist
Nationality British (1856–1950)
Irish (dual nationality 1934–50)
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Literature
1925
Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay
1938 Pygmalion
Spouse Charlotte Payne-Townshend (m. 1898–1943, her death)

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
Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare.
George Bernard Shaw
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
George Bernard Shaw
What Englishman will give his mind to politics as long as he can afford to keep a motor car?
George Bernard Shaw
Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive.
George Bernard Shaw
Socialism, reduced to its simplest legal and practical expression, means the complete discarding of the institution of private property by transforming it into public property, and the division of the resultant public income equally and indiscriminately among the entire population.
George Bernard Shaw
If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example.
George Bernard Shaw
I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.
George Bernard Shaw
No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.
George Bernard Shaw
Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done.
George Bernard Shaw
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
George Bernard Shaw
Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
George Bernard Shaw
The truth is, hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honor.
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
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
George Bernard Shaw
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