george bernard shaw

George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright born on 26 July 1856. Shaw is one of the leading dramatist of his generation. He wrote more than sixty plays. Some of his major work includes Man and Superman, Pygmalion, Caesar and Cleopatra, The Doctor’s Dilemma, Major Barbara, and Saint Joan.

Shaw’s plays are flavored with a perfect combination of drama, comedy, and social corrective. Besides being a playwright, he was also a critic, polemicist and political activist. In 1925, George Bernard Shaw was awarded with the Nobel Prize in the field of Literature.

In 2 November 1950, aged ninety-four, he died in Hertfordshire, England.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

If you begin by sacrificing yourself to those you love...
If you begin by sacrificing yourself to those you love, you will end by hating those to whom you have sacrificed yourself.
- George Bernard Shaw
If you start with self-sacrifice for the sake of those you love....
If you start with self-sacrifice for the sake of those you love, you will end up with hatred towards those who sacrificed themselves.
- George Bernard Shaw
Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing. --George Bernard Shaw
Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.
- George Bernard Shaw
Imagination is the beginning of creation...
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
- George Bernard Shaw
We don't stop playing because we grow old...
We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw
Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination
Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination.
- George Bernard Shaw
You cannot be a hero without being a coward
You cannot be a hero without being a coward.
- George Bernard Shaw
Power does not corrupt men...
Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
- George Bernard Shaw
Science never solves a problem without creating ten more
Science never solves a problem without creating ten more.
- George Bernard Shaw
After all, the wrong road always leads somewhere.
After all, the wrong road always leads somewhere.
- George Bernard Shaw
It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid
It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.
- George Bernard Shaw
Youth is wasted on the young
Youth is wasted on the young.
- George Bernard Shaw
A man never tells you anything until you contradict him
A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.
- George Bernard Shaw
Hell is full of musical amateurs
Hell is full of musical amateurs.
- George Bernard Shaw
As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living.
As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
- George Bernard Shaw
Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything
Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw
When a man says money can do anything...
When a man says money can do anything, that settles it: he hasn’t got any.
- George Bernard Shaw
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your....
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it.
- George Bernard Shaw
He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything....
He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
- George Bernard Shaw
Animals are my friends...and I don't eat my friends.
Animals are my friends…and I don’t eat my friends.
- George Bernard Shaw
If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh...
If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.
- George Bernard Shaw
If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do
If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn’t be anything for us to do.
- George Bernard Shaw
I dream things that never were...
You see things; you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?”
- George Bernard Shaw
We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience
We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.
- George Bernard Shaw
You use a glass mirror to see your face...
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
- George Bernard Shaw
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable...
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
- George Bernard Shaw
Those who do not know how to live must make a merit of dying
Those who do not know how to live must make a merit of dying.
- George Bernard Shaw
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
- George Bernard Shaw
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
- George Bernard Shaw
Beware of false knowledge
Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw
never to wrestle with a pig
I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.
- George Bernard Shaw
There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
- George Bernard Shaw