Quotes by: George Bernard Shaw
Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles.
Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't!
Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
The frontier between hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things.
We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be.
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.
Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.
We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence... on pain of liquidation.
The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.
An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.
No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.
Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course.
Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.
If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.