The best Quotes by George Bernard Shaw

The best Quotes by George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence 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. He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man and Superman (1902), Pygmalion (1913) and Saint Joan (1923).

You see things; and you say 'Why?"
But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?"
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the World.
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination.
Whiskey is liquid sunshine.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
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.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
Life is not meant to be easy, my child but take courage: it can be delightful.
Must then a Christ perish in torment in every age to save those that have no imagination?
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

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Even a short stay in Dublin is like walking into literary history, accompanied by music.
My Dublin wasn't the Dublin of sing-songs, traditional music, sense of history and place and community.
I'm just a kid that defied the odds. I'm just a kid that ignored the doubt. I'm just a kid from a little place in Dublin, Ireland, that went all the way, and I'm going to continue to go all the way.
When I die, Dublin will be written in my heart.
Ich gehe langsam, aber ich gehe nie zurück.
Without progress there will be stagnation and decay. There again, progress for progress's sake must be discouraged, for our tried and tested traditions often require no tinkering. A balance, then, between old and new, between permanence and change, between tradition and innovation.
It does not do to dwell on dreams, Harry, and forget to live.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
Nothing's gonna save our lifes, so... we're breathing borrowed air.
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Hate burns fast and bright, and it might make you feel empowered for a while, but eventually it consumes whatever vessel it fuels.
He who is deaf, blind and silent, lives a thousand years in peace.
All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.
Not everything has to make sense. It's totally fine when it's fun.
If believing in yourself and going after what you want in life and realising your worth is ruthless and selfish, then I'm definitely ruthless and selfish.
It's like you're homesick for a place that doesn't even exist.
Lies are comforting. Truth is painful.
Leonard: "For God's sake, Sheldon, do I have to... hold up a sarcasm sign every time I open my mouth?"
Sheldon: "You have a sarcasm sign?"
Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory - Season 1 Episode 2
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life.
Definition: What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
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They say God invented whiskey to stop the Irish from rulin' the world.
Every time you kiss me, it's like sunshine and whiskey.
Frankie Ballard - Sunshine & Whiskey
It is not the strong or the smart that survive, but the ones who can bring about change.
Celestia Ludenberg in Danganronpa
Philippe: "Tell me Driss, why do you think people are interested in art?"
Driss: "I don't know, it's a business?"
Philippe: "No. That's because it's the only thing one leaves behind."
Driss in Intouchables
Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.
If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.
No wonder the city never sleeps, it's too busy trying to get laid.
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"No. I'm being ironic. Or is it sarcastic? I can never remember."
"Irony's cleverer, so you're probably being sarcastic."
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Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain. Because life's greatest lessons are learned through pain.
To achieve anything great in life you must be willing to make a sacrifice.
Sport is the best means of communication between people from different religions and countries.
One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
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