George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright, essayist, novelist and short story writer. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama, and he wrote more than 60 plays. He was also a co-founder of the London School of Economics.

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

No public man in these islands ever believes that the Bible means what it says: he is always convinced that it says what he means.

November 29, 2014 George Bernard Shaw ,

Women are not angels. They are as foolish as men in many ways; but they have had to devote themselves to life whilst men have had to devote themselves to death; and that makes a vital difference in male and female religion. Women have been forced to fear whilst men have been forced to dare: the heroism of a woman is to nurse and protect life, and of a man to destroy it and court death.

November 28, 2014 George Bernard Shaw ,

Some men see things as they are and say, Why? I of dream things that never were, and say, Why not?

October 25, 2014 George Bernard Shaw

Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world.

October 24, 2014 George Bernard Shaw

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.

I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend… if you have one.

(Written to Winston Churchill)

August 20, 2014 George Bernard Shaw

Those who can do, those who can’t teach.

When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.

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