George Bernard Shaw - Page 8

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

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.
– George Bernard Shaw

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.
– George Bernard Shaw

England and America are two countries separated by a common language.
– George Bernard Shaw

People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.
– George Bernard Shaw

The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time.
– George Bernard Shaw

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

My reputation grows with every failure.
– George Bernard Shaw

Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.
– George Bernard Shaw

Find enough clever things to say, and you’re a Prime Minister; write them down and you’re a Shakespeare.
– George Bernard Shaw

A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.
– 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

In Heaven an angel is nobody in particular.
– George Bernard Shaw

Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.
– George Bernard Shaw

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
– 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