I was a cannibal for twenty-five years. For the rest I have been a vegetarian.George Bernard Shaw
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:801) - George Bernard Shaw mistakes life
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.George Bernard Shaw Man and Superman progress
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:890) - George Bernard Shaw inspirational
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:748) - George Bernard Shaw humor family
Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:731) - George Bernard Shaw change open-mindedness
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.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:603) - George Bernard Shaw Man and Superman progress
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:841) - George Bernard Shaw inspirational
Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't!Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:614) - George Bernard Shaw sex
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:751) - George Bernard Shaw life
I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend ... if you have one."
— George Bernard Shaw, playwright (to Winston Churchill)
"Cannot possibly attend first night; will attend second, if there is one."
— Churchill's response
The liar's punishment is, not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:795) - George Bernard Shaw
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:642) - George Bernard Shaw Back to Methuselah
My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:772) - George Bernard Shaw humor
Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:652) - 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.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:757) - George Bernard Shaw Mrs. Warren's Profession motivation
A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:763) - George Bernard Shaw humor pessimism funny
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:729) - George Bernard Shaw
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:782) - George Bernard Shaw truth inspirational
I'm sorry this letter is so long, I didn't have time to make it shorter.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:868) - George Bernard Shaw humor
Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:830) - George Bernard Shaw mistakes success
A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:579) - George Bernard Shaw conscience good-and-evil self-determination humanity
I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:563) - George Bernard Shaw
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:650) - George Bernard Shaw The Doctor's Dilemma: A Tragedy
When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:692) - George Bernard Shaw humor truth
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality of happiness, and by no means a necessity of life.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:711) - George Bernard Shaw
The thought of two thousand people crunching celery at the same time horrified me.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:644) - George Bernard Shaw food vegetarianism
Whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so sure of themselves, and wiser people are full of doubtsQusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:629) - George Bernard Shaw
This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:640) - George Bernard Shaw
He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:725) - George Bernard Shaw Major Barbara politics ignorance
Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:633) - George Bernard Shaw
Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:613) - George Bernard Shaw books reading
When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:658) - George Bernard Shaw perspective
Alcohol is the anethesia by which we endure the operation of life.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:794) - George Bernard Shaw
The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:690) - George Bernard Shaw communication
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:736) - George Bernard Shaw
Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:634) - George Bernard Shaw art
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:682) - George Bernard Shaw
Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:645) - George Bernard Shaw
Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:801) - George Bernard Shaw
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:778) - George Bernard Shaw liberty
Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:569) - George Bernard Shaw sex
Once there was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled. This time is called the Dark Ages.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:608) - George Bernard Shaw
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:636) - George Bernard Shaw
You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:643) - George Bernard Shaw
A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:655) - George Bernard Shaw humor art
All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently, the first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:671) - George Bernard Shaw Mrs. Warren's Profession progress
I never resist temptation because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:835) - George Bernard Shaw The Apple Cart (Bernard Shaw / ISBN:1417942037)
Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men's imperfections, and conceal your own.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:649) - George Bernard Shaw
Criminals do not die by the hands of the law. They die by the hands of other men.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:659) - George Bernard Shaw Man and Superman death
Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:678) - George Bernard Shaw
The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she’s treated.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:778) - George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion & My Fair Lady
Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:706) - George Bernard Shaw books
I have defined the hundred per cent American as ninety-nine per cent an idiot.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:627) - George Bernard Shaw stupidity
It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:823) - George Bernard Shaw
First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:644) - George Bernard Shaw
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:1063) - George Bernard Shaw happiness
The most tragic thing in the world is a man of genius who is not a man of honor.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:888) - George Bernard Shaw genius
Whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so sure of themselves, and wiser people are full of doubts.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:774) - George Bernard Shaw
I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend ... if you have one.
(George Bernard Shaw, to Winston Churchill)
Cannot possibly attend first night; will attend second, if there is one.
제 연극 초연에 와주십시오. 초대장을 두장 동봉하니 친구분과 함께 오시지요. ... 만약 친구가 있으시다면요. (버나드 쇼가 윈스턴 처칠에게) 초연에는 가기 힘들겠습니다. 둘째 날에 가겠습니다. 만약 그날까지 공연하신다면요. (처칠의 답변)- 조지 버나드 쇼Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:661) - George Bernard Shaw
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple.
But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
당신에게 사과가 하나있고 나에게도 사과가 하나 있어서 당신의 사과를 내게주고 내 사과를 당신에게 준다면 우리는 여전히 사과 한개씩을 가지고 있게된다. 하지만 당신에게 아이디어가 하나 있고 나에게 아이디어가 하나 있어서 이를 서로 교환한다면 우리는 두개씩의 아이디어를 갖게된다.- 조지 버나드 쇼Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:837) - George Bernard Shaw
A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses.George Bernard Shaw vegetarian
While browsing in a second-hand bookshop one day, George Bernard Shaw was amused to find a copy of one of his own works which he himself had inscribed for a friend... "To ----, with esteem, George Bernard Shaw."
He immediately purchased the book and returned it to the friend with a second inscription... "With renewed esteem, George Bernard Shaw."Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:599) - George Bernard Shaw
A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner; Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:583) - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama, and he wrote more than 60 plays. Nearly all his writings address prevailing social problems, but have a vein of comedy which makes their stark themes more palatable. Shaw examined education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege.
He was most angered by what he perceived as the exploitation of the working class. An ardent socialist, Shaw wrote many brochures and speeches for the Fabian Society. He became an accomplished orator in the furtherance of its causes, which included gaining equal rights for men and women, alleviating abuses of the working class, rescinding private ownership of productive land, and promoting healthy lifestyles. For a short time he was active in local politics, serving on the London County Council.
In 1898, Shaw married Charlotte Payne-Townshend, a fellow Fabian, whom he survived. They settled in Ayot St Lawrence in a house now called Shaw's Corner. Shaw died there, aged 94, from chronic problems exacerbated by injuries he incurred by falling from a ladder.
He is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize in Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938), for his contributions to literature and for his work on the film Pygmalion (adaptation of his play of the same name), respectively. Shaw wanted to refuse his Nobel Prize outright because he had no desire for public honours, but accepted it at his wife's behest: she considered it a tribute to Ireland. He did reject the monetary award, requesting it be used to finance translation of Swedish books into English.