40 Famous George Bernard Shaw Quotes About Love, Life, Leadership & More

40 Famous George Bernard Shaw Quotes About Love, Life, Leadership & More

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George Bernard Shaw was an Irish writer & playwright who introduced the world to a different side of Western Culture, theatre and the political world. His write-ups were enriched with events that took place in those years. Even how he used to explain political, social, and religious theories to the world was spectacular. His dialectic interest and verbal wit allow viewers to connect with him easily.

George Bernard Shaw gained the limelight for Revolutionizing Comic Drama and his masterpiece ‘Saint Joan’. After that, he never looked back and worked on many other gems like Major Barbara, Man and Superman, Caeser and Cleopatra, Pygmalion, and more. When it comes to English-language dramatists, he achieved second place in bests after William Shakespeare.

Shaw was also into writing quotes, where he used to focus on life challenges, politics, love, leadership, and other things that allow us to evolve as stronger human beings. Turtle Quotes has gathered some George Bernard Shaw to help you get inspired and learn a lot more about life. Check them out!

Famous George Bernard Shaw Quotes

No doubt, every George Bernard Shaw quote had its own value, but a few of them were able to become very famous. Here is a list of some famous George Bernard Shaw Quotes.

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

“Now that we have learned to fly in the air like birds and dive in the sea like fish, only one thing remains – to learn to live on earth like humans.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

“If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must man be of learning from experience.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

“A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

“You see things; and you say Why? But I dream things that never were; and I say Why not?”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Source: Back to Methuselah
Famous George Bernard Shaw Quotes
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”
Source: George Bernard Shaw; A Critical Study

“I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Source: Everybody’s political what’s what?

“The person I miss most is the one I could have been.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

“The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

“The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Famous George Bernard Shaw Quotes
“The play was a great success, but audience was a dismal failure.”

“Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

“If you are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life, your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

“The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

George Bernard Shaw Quotes About Love & Life

It is said that “No one can explain life and love better than a playwright.” And that’s why it is necessary to put some light on George Bernard Shaw Quotes about Love and Life. They are extremely deep and on point.

“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Source: George Bernard Shaw; a Critical Study

“The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality of happiness, and by no means a necessity of life.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
George Bernard Shaw Quotes About Love & Life
“There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart’s desire. The other is to get it.”
Source: Man and Superman

“It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters anymore. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

“There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses.” 

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
Source: George Bernard Shaw; a Critical Study

“The longer I live, the more convinced am I that this planet is used by other planets as a lunatic asylum.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

“The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
George Bernard Shaw Quotes About Love & Life
“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.”

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” 

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Source: Immaturity

“My way of joking is to tell the truth. It’s the funniest joke in the world.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Source: John Bull’s Other Island

“As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

“Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.”

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
George Bernard Shaw Quotes About Love & Life
“A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.”

“Experience fails to teach where there is no desire to learn.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Source: George Bernard Shaw; a Critical Study

George Bernard Shaw Quotes About Leadership & Politics

George Bernard Shaw wrote a lot about leadership and politics to make people more aware of the same. Here we have compiled some George Bernard Shaw Quotes about Leadership and Politics.

“Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

“Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

“The politician who once had to learn to flatter Kings has now to learn how to fascinate, amuse, coax, humbug, frighten, or otherwise strike the fancy of the electorate.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Source: George Bernard Shaw; a Critical Study

“The censorship method…is that of handing the job over to some frail and erring mortal man, and making him omnipotent on the assumption that his official status will make him infallible and omniscient.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
George Bernard Shaw Quotes About Leadership & Politics
“Criminals do not die by the hands of the law. They die by the hands of other men.”

“A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”

George Bernard Shaw
Source: Everybody’s political what’s what?

“Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

“He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Source: Major Barbara

“The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

No doubt, George Bernard Shaw writing style was different and relatable. He used to bring his emotions out on the paper and write up amazing pieces. Even though his career took some time to fly off, when it did, there was no downfall; he tried and never gave up. You can also learn a lot from his attitude and point of view towards life and stay motivated.

We hope you liked the George Bernard Shaw Quotes mentioned above. Also, check out these 85 C.S. Lewis Quotes On Love, Prayer And More!

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