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George Bernard Shaw Quotes

(1856-1950), Irish-born British Dramatist

Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.

Category: Ability

Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.

Category: Achievement

Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me.

Category: Acting And Actors

I'm not a teacher: only a fellow-traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead -- ahead of myself as well as you.

Category: Advice

If you value a man's regard, strive with him. As to liking, you like your newspaper -- and despise it.

Category: Affection

Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.

Category: Age And Aging

Every man over forty is a scoundrel.

Category: Age And Aging

I'm only a beer teetotaler, not a champagne teetotaler.

Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism

Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.

Category: Amusement

The ordinary man is an anarchist. He wants to do as he likes. He may want his neighbor to be governed, but he himself doesn't want to be governed. He is mortally afraid of government officials and policemen.

Category: Anarchism

Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to understand them. But every Englishman loves a pedigree.

Category: Ancestry

In Heaven an angel is nobody in particular.

Category: Angels

Great art is never produced for its own sake. It is too difficult to be worth the effort.

Category: Arts And Artists

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

Category: Assassination

I'm an atheist and I thank God for it.

Category: Atheism