George Bernard Shaw Quotes Every Political Activist Should Read

George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. Famous for his communication and sometimes reproached to be unreasonable, he is famous for his quotes on life, politic, love, and many different topics we can learn from. Here are some of the best George Bernard Shaw quotes.

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      Quotes From Bernard Shaw

      After all, the wrong road always leads somewhere. — George Bernard Shaw

      My way of joking is to tell the truth. It’s the funniest joke in the world. — George Bernard Shaw

      You see things, you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were, and I say ‘Why not? — George Bernard Shaw

      My reputation grows with every failure. — George Bernard Shaw

      In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it. — George Bernard Shaw

      There is no love sincerer than the love of food. — George Bernard Shaw

      Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it’s greatness. — George Bernard Shaw

      When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it’s his duty. — George Bernard Shaw

      The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it. — George Bernard Shaw

      Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination. — George Bernard Shaw

      Very few people can afford to be poor. — George Bernard Shaw

      The play was a great success, but audience was a dismal failure. — George Bernard Shaw

      There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it. — George Bernard Shaw

      The Nazi movement is in many respects one which has my warmest sympathy. — George Bernard Shaw

      What you are to do without me I cannot imagine. — George Bernard Shaw

      Syllables govern the world. — George Bernard Shaw

      Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. — George Bernard Shaw

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

      A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell. — George Bernard Shaw

      Science is always wrong, it never solves a problem without creating ten more. — George Bernard Shaw

      Hell is full of musical amateurs. — George Bernard Shaw

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      Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get. — George Bernard Shaw

      I have to live for others and not for myself: that’s middle-class morality. — George Bernard Shaw

      The harder I work the more I live. — George Bernard Shaw

      Beware of false knowledge, it’s more dangerous than ignorance. — George Bernard Shaw

      Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing. — George Bernard Shaw

      I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad. — George Bernard Shaw

      Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability. — George Bernard Shaw

      It is most unwise for people in love to marry. — George Bernard Shaw

      Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive. — George Bernard Shaw

      The nations’ morals are like its teeth, the more decayed they are the more it hurts to touch them.

      Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed. — George Bernard Shaw

      I am a Christian. That obliges me to be a Communist. — George Bernard Shaw

      Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn. — George Bernard Shaw

      Better see rightly on a pound a week than squint on a million. — George Bernard Shaw

      I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. — George Bernard Shaw

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

      A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. — George Bernard Shaw

      I don’t want to talk grammar. I want to talk like a lady. — George Bernard Shaw

      If you injure your neighbour, better not do it by halves. — George Bernard Shaw

      People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them. — George Bernard Shaw

      If women were particular about men’s characters, they would never get married at all. — George Bernard Shaw

      Creation is a miracle of daily recurrence. ‘A miracle a minute’ would not be a bad slogan for God. — George Bernard Shaw

      Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough. — George Bernard Shaw

      Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart’s desire, the other is to get it. — George Bernard Shaw

      quotes from his fictions

      A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic. — George Bernard Shaw

      The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post. — George Bernard Shaw

      Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them. — George Bernard Shaw

      Political necessities sometime turn out to be political mistakes. — George Bernard Shaw

      We are the only real aristocracy in the world: the aristocracy of money. — George Bernard Shaw

      Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny. They have only shifted it to another shoulder. — George Bernard Shaw

      Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad. — George Bernard Shaw

      I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. — George Bernard Shaw

      We want a few mad people now. See where the sane ones have landed us! — George Bernard Shaw

      I was a freethinker before I knew how to think. — George Bernard Shaw

      The] power of accurate observation…is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it. — George Bernard Shaw

      Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. — George Bernard Shaw

      We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing. — George Bernard Shaw

      First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity. — George Bernard Shaw

      If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you. — George Bernard Shaw

      An index is a great leveller. — George Bernard Shaw

      There is no love sincerer than the love of food. — George Bernard Shaw

      A man never tells you anything until you contradict him. — George Bernard Shaw

      There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage. — George Bernard Shaw

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

      There is nothing more dangerous than the conscience of a bigot. — George Bernard Shaw

      Political Activist quotes

      A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out. — George Bernard Shaw

      Cruelty would be delicious if one could only find some sort of cruelty that didn’t really hurt. — George Bernard Shaw

      I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while. — George Bernard Shaw

      What is virtue but the Trade Unionism of the married? — George Bernard Shaw

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

      The golden rule is that there are no golden rules. — George Bernard Shaw

      Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo. — George Bernard Shaw

      When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth. — George Bernard Shaw

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      What is the matter with the poor is poverty, what is the matter with the rich is uselessness. — George Bernard Shaw

      England and America are two countries separated by a common language. — George Bernard Shaw

      Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it’s not done. — George Bernard Shaw

      Animals are my friends..and I don’t eat my friends. — George Bernard Shaw

      A miracle is an event which creates faith. That is the purpose and nature of miracles. — George Bernard Shaw

      I know of only one duty, and that is to love. — George Bernard Shaw

      Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent. — George Bernard Shaw

      You must not suppose, because I am a man of letters, that I never tried to earn an honest living. — George Bernard Shaw

      Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid. — George Bernard Shaw

      My way of joking is to tell the truth. It’s the funniest joke in the world. — George Bernard Shaw

      Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny: they have only shifted it to another shoulder. — George Bernard Shaw

      Don’t wait for the right opportunity: create it. — George Bernard Shaw

      The heretic is always better dead. And mortal eyes cannot distinguish the saint from the heretic. — George Bernard Shaw

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

      A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it, it would be hell on earth. — George Bernard Shaw

      I’m an atheist and I thank God for it. — George Bernard Shaw

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      Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. — George Bernard Shaw

      Those who do not know how to live must make a merit of dying. — George Bernard Shaw

      It’s easier to replace a dead man than a good picture. — George Bernard Shaw

      Words are only postage stamps delivering the object for you to unwrap. — George Bernard Shaw

      Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness but it’s greatness. — George Bernard Shaw

      He who can, does. — George Bernard Shaw

      Common people do not pray, they only beg. — George Bernard Shaw

      You cannot be a hero without being a coward. — George Bernard Shaw

      Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity. — George Bernard Shaw

      All great truths begin as blasphemies. — George Bernard Shaw

      Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same. — George Bernard Shaw

      The only alternative to excitement is irritability. — George Bernard Shaw

      Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself. — George Bernard Shaw

      A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes. — George Bernard Shaw

      Youth is such a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. — George Bernard Shaw

      If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn’t be anything for us to do. — George Bernard Shaw

      Decency is indecency’s conspiracy of silence. — George Bernard Shaw

      As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death. — George Bernard Shaw

      Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity. — George Bernard Shaw

      Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them. — George Bernard Shaw

      Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire. — George Bernard Shaw

      We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth. — George Bernard Shaw

      Liquor is the chloroform which enables the poor man to endure the painful operation of living. — George Bernard Shaw

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

      The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is. — George Bernard Shaw

      He knows nothing, and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career. — George Bernard Shaw

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          The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people. — George Bernard Shaw

          The minority is sometimes right, the majority always wrong. — George Bernard Shaw

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

          We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. — George Bernard Shaw

          Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not. — George Bernard Shaw

          There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses. — George Bernard Shaw

          People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it. — George Bernard Shaw

          Even the youngest of us may be wrong sometimes. — George Bernard Shaw

          Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long. — George Bernard Shaw

          Socialism is the same as Communism, only better English. — George Bernard Shaw

          Better keep yourself clean and bright, you are the window through which you must see the world. — George Bernard Shaw

          I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people. — George Bernard Shaw

          The test of a man or woman’s breeding is how they behave in a quarrel. — George Bernard Shaw

          Most people do not pray, they only beg. — George Bernard Shaw

          The goal of an artist is to create the definitive work that cannot be surpassed. — George Bernard Shaw

          Though I can make my extravaganzas appear credible, I cannot make the truth appear so. — George Bernard Shaw

          There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses. — George Bernard Shaw

          Lack of money is the root of all evil. — George Bernard Shaw

          Every person who has mastered a profession is a skeptic concerning it. — George Bernard Shaw

          If I were a woman, I’d simply refuse to speak to any man or do anything for men until I’d got the vote. — George Bernard Shaw

          Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history. — George Bernard Shaw

          Some men see things as they are and say, ‘Why?’ I of dream things that never were, and say, ‘Why not?’. — George Bernard Shaw

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          Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us. — 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

          A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. — George Bernard Shaw

          Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not. — George Bernard Shaw

          Frauds deceive. An event which creates faith does not deceive: therefore it’s not a fraud, but a miracle. — George Bernard Shaw

          A man who has no office to go, to I don’t care who he is, is a trial of which you can have no conception. — 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

          Find enough clever things to say, and you are a Prime Minister, write them down and you are a Shakespeare. — George Bernard Shaw

          We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be. — 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

          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

          When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work. — George Bernard Shaw

          An American has no sense of privacy. He does not know what it means. There is no such thing in the country. — George Bernard Shaw

          Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. — George Bernard Shaw

          The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time. — 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

          We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it. — George Bernard Shaw

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