George Bernard Shaw


George Bernard Shaw Quotes

  • ''All professions are conspiracies against the laity.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1906). Sir Patrick Cullen, in The Doctor's Dilemma, act 1, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 3, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).
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  • ''I was a cannibal for twenty-five years. For the rest I have been a vegetarian.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. First published in The Candid Friend (May 1901). "Who I Am, and What I Think," Sixteen Self Sketches, Constable (1949).
  • ''If a man is indolent, let him be poor. If he is drunken, let him be poor.... Also—somewhat inconsistently—blessed are the poor!''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1907). Major Barbara, preface, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 3, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).
  • ''It is not the number of years we have behind us, but the number we have before us, that makes us careful and responsible and determined to find out the truth about everything.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1921). Zoo, in Back to Methuselah, act 1,"Tragedy of an Elderly Gentleman," The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 5, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).
  • ''What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1903). Man and Superman, "The Revolutionist's Handbook," The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).
  • ''It is not enough to know what is good: you must be able to do it.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1921). Zoo, in Back to Methuselah, act 1,"Tragedy of an Elderly Gentleman," The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 5, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).
  • ''Home is the girl's prison and the woman's workhouse.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1903). Man and Superman, "The Revolutionist's Handbook," The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).
  • ''Most of the money given by rich people in "charity" is made up of conscience money, "ransom," political bribery, and bids for titles.... One buys moral credit by signing a cheque, which is easier than turning a prayer wheel.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. first published in the Contemporary Review (Feb. 1896). "Socialism for Millionaires," Essays in Fabian Socialism, Constable (1949).
  • ''Every man over forty is a scoundrel.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1903). Man and Superman, "The Revolutionist's Handbook," The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).
  • ''The camera can represent flesh so superbly that, if I dared, I would never photograph a figure without asking that figure to take its clothes off.''
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. repr. In Bernard Shaw on Photography (1989). "Some Criticisms of the Exhibitions," Amateur Photographer (London, October 16, 1902).

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