George Bernard Shaw Quotes

A government policy to rob Peter to pay Paul can be assured of the support of Paul

Anarchism is a game at which the police can beat you.

I am always asked how it is that my opinions have changed so little since my youth. It is because I got to them by poetry. As I always say, the aesthetic is the most convincing and permanent.

When George Bernard Shaw visited New Zealand a reporter asked him his impression of the place and, after a pause, Shaw is said to have replied: “Altogether too many sheep.

The pianoforte is the most important of all musical instruments: its invention was to music what the invention of printing was to poetry.

The camera can represent flesh so superbly that, if I dared, I would never photograph a figure without asking that figure to take its clothes off.

Napoleon was a contemporary of Kant, Goethe, Mozart, and Beethoven. Compare their tombs, and you will get an aesthetic measure of how much more we admire a great soldier than a great philosopher, poet, or composer.

A pessimist thinks that everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.

I am a woman of the world, Hector; and I can assure you that if you will only take the trouble always to do the perfectly correct thing, and to say the perfectly correct thing, you can do just what you like.

Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.