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George Bernard Shaw Quotes

A collection of inspirational quotes by the famous George Bernard Shaw, 1856 - 1950, who was an Irish Dramatist, and Playwright. The wisdom of Mr Shaw still applies today, enjoy these quotes!

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
George Bernard Shaw

I want to be all used up when I die.
George Bernard Shaw

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
George Bernard Shaw

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
George Bernard Shaw

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
George Bernard Shaw

Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.
George Bernard Shaw

To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.
George Bernard Shaw

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw

You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.
George Bernard Shaw

One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't.
George Bernard Shaw

What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn't come every day.
George Bernard Shaw

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

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
George Bernard Shaw

He who has never hoped can never despair.
George Bernard Shaw

In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.
George Bernard Shaw

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. 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.
George Bernard Shaw

Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
George Bernard Shaw

If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
George Bernard Shaw

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.
George Bernard Shaw

Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.
George Bernard Shaw

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

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
George Bernard Shaw

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw

The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself."
George Bernard Shaw

The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.
George Bernard Shaw
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