George Bernard Shaw, 1856 - 1950

Irish dramatist & socialist


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Quotations


Man and Superman (1903)
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.


Man and Superman (1903)
Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing: age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing.


Man and Superman (1903)
There is no love sincerer than the love of food.


Man and Superman (1903)
A learned man is an idler who kills time with study.


Man and Superman (1903)
Beware of his false knowledge: it is more dangerous than ignorance.


Maxims for Revolutionists.
Liberty also means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.


Caesar and Cleopatra.
He who has never hoped can never despair.


Caesar and Cleopatra.
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.


Candida
We have no more right to consume happiness without prodcing it than to consume wealth without producing it.


Man and Superman
There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.


Man and Superman
When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; When a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.