George Bernard Shaw - Page 3

A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
– George Bernard Shaw

If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion.
– George Bernard Shaw

Enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while.
– George Bernard Shaw

Suppose the world were only one of God’s jokes, would you work any the less to make it a good joke instead of a bad one?
– George Bernard Shaw

I like a bit of mongrel myself, whether it’s a man or a dog; they’re the best for everyday.
– George Bernard Shaw

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
– George Bernard Shaw

Lack of money is the root of all evil.
– George Bernard Shaw

When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them.
– George Bernard Shaw

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
– George Bernard Shaw

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.
– George Bernard Shaw

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

If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example.
– George Bernard Shaw

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
– George Bernard Shaw

What a man believes may be ascertained not from his creed, but from assumptions on which he habitually acts.
– George Bernard Shaw

The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.
– George Bernard Shaw

It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.
– George Bernard Shaw

It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.
– George Bernard Shaw

Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
– George Bernard Shaw

It is long and hard and painful to create life: it is short and easy to steal the life others have made.
– George Bernard Shaw