Favorite Quotations George Bernard Shaw, 2 1,818 Ways to Write Better

"Beware of the man whose God is in the skies." ~ George Bernard Shaw


Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will want to use it.

Christianity might be a good thing if anyone ever tried it.

Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.

Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.

Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.

Do not do unto others as you would that they would do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.

Few people think more than two or three times a year. I've made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.

Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare.

First love is a little foolish and a lot of curiosity.

Forget about likes and dislikes. They are of no consequence. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.

Grain by grain, a loaf...stone by stone, a palace.

He knows nothing, he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.

Hell is full of musical amateurs.

He's a gentleman: look at his boots.

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, make it dance.

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.

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