George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

All great truths begin as blasphemies.

It is most unwise for people in love to marry.

The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.

The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post.

We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.

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

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than saying a drunken man is happier than a sober man.

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.

Do you know what a pessimist is? A person who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself and hates them for it.

Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.

Life is a disease; and the only diference between one another is the stage of the disease at which he lives.

Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.

England and America are two countries seperated by the same language.

Success covers a multitude of blunders.

Martyrdom is the only way a person can become famous without ability.

Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.

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

Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.

Virtue is insufficient temptation.

Democracy: The substitution of election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

The world is populated in the main by people who should not exist.

We have not lost faith, but we have transferred it from God to the medical profession.

When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.

What is virtue but the trades unionism of the married.