Quotes by George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw, known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond.

Quotes by George Bernard Shaw

Whiskey is liquid sunshine.

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

Progress, ChangeGeorge Bernard Shaw
 
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You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.

Art, MirrorsGeorge Bernard Shaw
 
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I am known for my sense of irony but even I would not have come to think of putting a Statue of Liberty into the New York Harbour.

America, New York CityGeorge Bernard Shaw
 
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We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.

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Life is not meant to be easy, my child but take courage: it can be delightful.

LifeGeorge Bernard Shaw
 
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There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.

Ambition, DesireGeorge Bernard Shaw
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Must then a Christ perish in torment in every age to save those that have no imagination?

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All great truths begin as blasphemies.

Great Works, ProgressGeorge Bernard Shaw
 
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My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the World.

Truth, SarcasmGeorge Bernard Shaw
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The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.

Hatred, IndifferenceGeorge Bernard Shaw
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You see things; and you say 'Why?'
But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'

Dreaming, Optimism, Positive QuotesGeorge Bernard Shaw
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The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.

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Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

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

HappinessGeorge Bernard Shaw
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