George Bernard Shaw Quotes


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George Bernard ShawI find great comfort in quotes. They often remind me very quickly of reality and can help me marshal my thoughts and appreciate a given situation.  Here are some by George Bernard Shaw and one of mine that I picked out for today.  I was reminded of him by one of my best friends today.  Aren’t friends great?

Hopefully one or more of these will ring true with you.  Let me know what you think!

Enjoy!

Andrew Anderson

“A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.”
— George Bernard Shaw

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
— George Bernard Shaw

“Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.”
— George Bernard Shaw

“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.”
— George Bernard Shaw

“When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.”
— George Bernard Shaw

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

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
— 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

“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
— George Bernard Shaw

“We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.”
— 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

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

“You have learned something. That always feels at first as if you have lost something.”
— George Bernard Shaw

“A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.”
— George Bernard Shaw

“I like a bit of mongrel myself, whether it’s a man or a dog.”
— George Bernard Shaw

“Lack of money is the root of all evil.”
— George Bernard Shaw

“If a woman rebels against high-heeled shoes, she should take care to do it in a very smart hat”
— George Bernard Shaw

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

“Capitulation of one’s self in order to please another in the end, pleases no one.”
– Andrew “Easy” Anderson