Quotes by George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw, known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond.

Quotes by George Bernard Shaw
Quote by George Bernard Shaw

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

Progress, Change
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You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.

Art
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I am known for my sense of irony but even I would not have come to think of putting a Statue of Liberty into the New York Harbour.

America, New York City
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We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.

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Life is not meant to be easy, my child but take courage: it can be delightful.

Life
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There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.

Ambition, Desire
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Must then a Christ perish in torment in every age to save those that have no imagination?

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All great truths begin as blasphemies.

Great Works, Progress
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My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the World.

Truth, Sarcasm
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The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.

Hatred, Indifference
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You see things; and you say 'Why?'
But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'

Dreaming, Optimism, Positive Sprüche
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The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.

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Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

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

Happiness
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