George Bernard Shaw Quotes

When the military man approaches, the world locks up its spoons and packs off its womankind.

Never saw it or heard about it until your letter came. It is no use: I can’t be sympathetic; these things simply make me furious. I want to swear. I do swear. Killed just because people are blasted fools… Oh, damn, damn, damn, damn, damn, damn, damn, damn, DAMN. And oh, dear, dear, dear, dear, […]

In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it’s more dangerous to lose than to win.

A man’s interest in the world is only the overflow of his interest in himself.

It is not disbelief that is dangerous to our society; it is belief.

A sure way to keep you from reading it. (to Winston Churchill, on why he named his book “The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism”)

A nap, my friend, is a brief period of sleep which overtakes superannuated persons when they endeavor to entertain unwelcome visitors or to listen to scientific lectures.

I can remember… when my father, as sole chief of the household, read family prayers and formally admitted that we had done those things which we ought not to have done and left undone those things which we ought to have done, which was certainly true as far as I was concerned. He added that […]

We are ashamed of everything that is real about us; ashamed of ourselves, of our relatives, of our incomes, of our accents, of our opinions, of our experience, just as we are ashamed of our naked skins.

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