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.

The repository contains 22 quotes from George Bernard Shaw.
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AdviceLove

Advice is like kissing: It costs nothing and its 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.

Miscellaneous

The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.

OpportunityTime

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

ClassicsImagination

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

Conflict

Assassination: The extreme form of censorship.

FreedomResponsibility

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

Food and Drink

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.

Experience

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.

Punctuality

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.

Reputation

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

Opinion

A critic is one who leaves no turn unstoned.

HonestyTrust

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

Family

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

Miscellaneous

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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