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George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw Motivational Quotations:

  • “Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”

  • Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

  • “Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.”

  • “George Bernard Shaw quote: No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the...”

  • “No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.”

  • “I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.”

  • “People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.”

  • “We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

  • “Don't lose faith. Promise yourself that you will be a success story, and I promise you that all the forces of the universe will unite to come to your aid; you might not feel today or for a while, but the longer you wait the bigger the prize.”

  • “A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.”

  • “George Bernard Shaw quote: The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists...”

  • “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

  • “Write your Sad times in Sand, Write your Good times in Stone.”

  • “Our lives are shaped not as much by our experiences as by our expectations.”

  • “Islam is the best religion and Muslims are the worst followers”

  • “The best way to get your point across is to entertain.”

  • “George Bernard Shaw quote: Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.”

  • “Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.”

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

  • “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

  • “The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine.”

    George Bernard Shaw

  • "Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours; it wanders wherever your children do.”

  • “The only time my education was interrupted was when I was in school.”

  • “A cigarette is a pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end and a fool at the other.”

  •  “If there was twenty ways of telling the truth and only one way of telling a lie, the Government would find it out. It's in the nature of governments to tell lies.”

  • “Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.”

  • “Don't wait for the right opportunity: create it.”

  • “George Bernard Shaw quote: Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on...”

  • “If women were particular about men's characters, they would never get married at all.”

  • “If any religion had a chance of ruling over England, nay Europe within the next hundred years, it could be Islam.”

  • “Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.”

  • “The function of the actor is to make the audience imagine for the moment that real things are happening to real people.”

  • “Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated.”

  • “All progress depends upon the unreasonable person.”

  • “It is not that I am so clever; it is that everyone else is so stupid.”

  • Experience fails to teach where there is no desire to learn.”

  • “Words are only postage stamps delivering the object for you to unwrap.”

  • “The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.”

  • “It is not enough to know what is good: you must be able to do it.”

  • “He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.”​

    George Bernard Shaw

  • “Capitalism drives the employers to do their worst to the employed, and the employed to do the least for them. And it boasts all the time of the incentive it provides to both to do their best! . . . The reason the Capitalist system has worked so far without jamming for more than a few months at a time, and then only in places, is that it has not yet succeeded in making a conquest of human nature so complete that everybody acts on strictly business principles.”
  • “I find it easy to forgive the man who invented a devilish instrument like dynamite, but how can one ever forgive the diabolical mind that invented the Nobel Prize in Literature?”

  • “It is nearly 50 years since I was assured by a conclave of doctors that if I did not eat meat I should die of starvation.”

  • “It is monstrous that custom should force us to display our faces ostentatiously, however worn and wrinkled and mean they may be, whilst carefully concealing all our other parts, however shapely and well preserved.”

  • “Most people go to their grave with their music inside them.”

  • “Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it.”

  • “I myself have been particularly careful never to say a civil word to the United States. I have scoffed at their inhabitants as a nation of villagers. I have defined the 100 % American as 99 % an idiot. And they adore me.”

  • “When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.”

  • “The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.”

  • “Some people look at the world and say 'why?' Some people look at the world and say 'why not?'”

  • “The person I miss most is the one I could have been.”

  • “If at age 20 you are not a Communist then you have no heart. If at age 30 you are not a Capitalist then you have no brains.”

  • “Those who can’t change their minds can’t change anything.”

  • “Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.”

  • “Man is the only animal of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid...There is no harm in a well-fed lion. It has no ideals, no sect, no party.”

  • “Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.”

  •  “Think what cowards men would be if they had to bear children. Women are altogether a superior species.”

  • “Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.”

  • “The truth is the one thing that nobody will believe.”

  • “The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.”

  • “A socialist is somebody who doesn't have anything, and is ready to divide it up equally among everybody.”

  • “Doing what needs to be done may not make you happy, but it will make you great.”

  • “Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare.”

  • “After studying the Hungarian language for years, I can confidently conclude that had Hungarian been my mother tongue, it would have been more precious. Simply because through this extraordinary, ancient and powerful language it is possible to precisely describe the tiniest differences and the most secretive tremors of emotions.”

  • “I like to quote myself frequently and often, it makes me sound much more intelligent than I actually am.”

  • “If a group of beings from another planet were to land on Earth - beings who considered themselves as superior to you as you feel yourself to be to other animals - would you concede them the rights over you that you assume over other animals?

  • “Life is a first draft... with NO rewrite.”

  • “There is not one single established religion that an intelligent, educated man can believe.”

  • “The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.”

  • “He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.”

  • “Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny; they have only shifted it to another shoulder.”

  • “Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.”

  • “The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.”

  • “Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.”

  • “Most people do not pray; they only beg.”

  • “The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.”



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