183 Quotes By George Bernard Shaw


Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
George Bernard Shaw on age

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 on anniversary

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
George Bernard Shaw on art

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
George Bernard Shaw on art

She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.
George Bernard Shaw on art

You use a glass mirror to see your face you use works of art to see your soul.
George Bernard Shaw on art

The art of government is the organisation of idolatry.
George Bernard Shaw on art

Beauty is all very well at first sight but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
George Bernard Shaw on beauty

Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.
George Bernard Shaw on beauty

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
George Bernard Shaw on beauty

If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance.
George Bernard Shaw on best

The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.
George Bernard Shaw on best

I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
George Bernard Shaw on best

If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.
George Bernard Shaw on business

The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.
George Bernard Shaw on business

What Englishman will give his mind to politics as long as he can afford to keep a motor car?
George Bernard Shaw on car

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
George Bernard Shaw on change

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
George Bernard Shaw on communication

The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
George Bernard Shaw on courage

A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
George Bernard Shaw on courage

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