Author: George Bernard Shaw

Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

Never fret for an only son, the idea of failure will never occur to him.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can, as a rule, calculate on the support of Paul.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

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

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

England and America are two countries separated by a common language.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? … If he knows anything about it, he shouldn’t!

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

Rich men without convictions are more dangerous in modern society than poor women without chastity.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

Let no one suppose that the words doctor and patient can disguise from the parties the fact that they are employer and employee.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

Nothing is ever accomplished by a reasonable man.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

The 100% American is 99% idiot.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

War does not determine who is right – only who is left.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

A woman whose face looked as if it had been made of sugar and someone had licked it.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

Alfred Hitchcock: One look at you and I know there's famine in the land.

Shaw’s reply: One look at you, Mr. Hitchcock, and I know who caused it.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

In order to fully realize how bad a popular play can be, it is necessary to see it twice.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

Virtue is insufficient temptation.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

Alcohol… enables Parliament to do things at eleven at night that no sane person would do at eleven in the morning.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist













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