George Bernard Shaw


George Bernard Shaw Quotes

  • ''I won the battle the wrong way when our worthy Russian generals were losing it the right way.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1894). Sergius, in Arms and the Man, act 2, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 1, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1970).
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • ''Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Captain Shotover, in Heartbreak House, act 2. Ellie responds: "I should have thought nothing else mattered to old men. They can't be very interested in what is going to happen to themselves."
  • ''Men are not governed by justice, but by law or persuasion. When they refuse to be governed by law or persuasion, they have to be governed by force or fraud, or both.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Lord Summerhays, in Misalliance.
  • ''The seven deadly sins.... Food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven millstones from Man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the millstones are lifted.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Undershaft, in Major Barbara, act 3.
  • ''How can you dare teach a man to read until you've taught him everything else first?''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Lord Summerhays, in Misalliance.
  • ''If you don't begin to be a revolutionist at the age of twenty, then at fifty you will be a most impossible old fossil. If you are a red revolutionary at the age of twenty, you have some chance of being up-to-date when you are forty!''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. speech, Feb. 12, 1933, to students of the University of Hong Kong. "Universities and Education," Platform and Pulpit , ed. Dan H. Laurence, Hill and Wang (1961).
  • ''I believe in Michael Angelo, Velasquez, and Rembrandt; in the might of design, the mystery of color, the redemption of all things by Beauty everlasting, and the message of Art that has made these hands blessed.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1906). Louis Dubedat, in The Doctor's Dilemma, act 4, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 3, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).
  • ''"Do you know what a pessimist is?" "A man who thinks everybody as nasty as himself, and hates himself for it."''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (Written 1887). Sidney Trefusis and Henrietta, in An Unsocial Socialist, ch. 5, Constable (1950).
  • ''It's a dangerous thing to be married right up to the hilt, like my daughter's husband. The man is at home all day, like a damned soul in hell.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1919). Captain Shotover, in Heartbreak House, act 2, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 5, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).
  • ''I have to get your room ready for you: to sweep and dust, to fetch and carry. How could that degrade me if it did not degrade you to have it done for you?''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1894). Louka, in Arms and the Man, act 3, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 1, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1970).

Read more quotations »
Best Poem of George Bernard Shaw

Langford Reed Saved The Limerick Verse

Langford Reed saved the limerick verse,
From being taken away in a hearse.
He made it so clean
Now it's fit for a queen,
Re-established for better or worse.

Read the full of Langford Reed Saved The Limerick Verse
[Report Error]