Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
George Bernard Shaw
George Shaw
George Bernard Shaw.
BornJuly 26, 1856
Dublin, Ireland
DiedNovember 2, 1950
Hertfordshire, England
Irish playwright. Best known for Pygmalion (1913). Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925.

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Advice is like kissing: It costs nothing and it’s a pleasant thing to do.

Men and WomenRecreation

Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.

Politics and Government

He knows nothing, and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.


The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.


Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.


You see things as they are and say, “Why?” But I dream things that never were and say, “Why not?”


Assassination: The extreme form of censorship.


Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

Food and Drink

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.


Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.

Optimism and Pessimism

Pessimist: a person who thinks everybody as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.

America and Patriotism

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


Better never than late.

LifeSuccess and Failure

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


What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.


A critic is one who leaves no turn unstoned.


The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.


Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.


When the master has come to do everything through the slave, the slave becomes his master, since he cannot live without him.

Politics and Government

Anarchism is a game at which the police can beat you.

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