50 Inspirational George Bernard Shaw Quotes


George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, and political activist who held both Irish and British citizenship. george bernard shaw birthday is celebrated on July 26, in his memory. He Born on July 26, 1856, Portobello, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, and Died on November 2, 1950, Ayot St Lawrence, United Kingdom.

Below is the collection of top famous and inspiring George Bernard Shaw Quotes with images.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes


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

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

“The first prison I ever saw had inscribed on it CEASE TO DO EVIL: LEARN TO DO WELL; but as the inscription was on the outside, the prisoners could not read it.” — George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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

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

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

“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.” — 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 reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw

Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.

“The unconscious self is the real genius. Your breathing goes wrong the moment your conscious self meddles with it.” — 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

“All great truths begin as blasphemies.” — George Bernard Shaw

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.” ― George Bernard Shaw

“Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.” — George Bernard Shaw

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

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

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

“A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.” ― George Bernard Shaw

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

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

You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.

“Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.” — 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 golden rule is that there are no golden rules.” — George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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

“A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.” — George Bernard Shaw

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

“Doing what needs to be done may not make you happy, but it will make you great.” — George Bernard Shaw

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” — George Bernard Shaw

“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” ― George Bernard Shaw

After all, the wrong road always leads somewhere.

“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

“A miracle, my friend, is an event which creates faith.” — George Bernard Shaw

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” — George Bernard Shaw

“If you take too long in deciding what to do with your life, you’ll find you’ve done it.” ― George Bernard Shaw

“Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.” — George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

“In an ugly and unhappy world the richest man can purchase nothing but ugliness and unhappiness.” ― George Bernard Shaw

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

“If you teach a man anything, he will never learn.” — George Bernard Shaw

“Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself.” — George Bernard Shaw

“It is not pleasure that makes life worth living. It is life that makes pleasure worth having.” ― George Bernard Shaw

“The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.” — George Bernard Shaw

“Never waste jealousy on a real man: it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run.” ― George Bernard Shaw

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

“Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.” ― George Bernard Shaw

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

“Life is like a flame that is always burning itself out…” ― George Bernard Shaw

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

“People do not become great by doing great things. They do great things because they are great.” ― George Bernard Shaw

“First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.” — 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

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