George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic and polemicist. He was the first person to be awarded both a Nobel Prize and an Academy Award, receiving the 1925 Nobel Prize in Literature and sharing the 1938 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film version of Pygmalion.

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Property is organized robbery.

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them make them.

Every person who has mastered a profession is a skeptic concerning it.

A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.

You can always tell an old soldier by the inside of his holsters and cartridge boxes. The young ones carry pistols and cartridges, the old ones grub.

You use a glass mirror to see your face, you use works of art to see your soul.

He's a man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.

If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do.

Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends.

If all the economists were laid end to end they'd never reach a conclusion.

The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and about all time.

If you injure your neighbour better not do it by halves.

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.

The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation, but not the power of speech.

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered animals how can we expect any ideal living conditions on this earth?

The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty-stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man.

The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.

If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example.

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