Quotes by George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

All my life affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.

George Bernard Shaw
Youth is wasted on the young.
George Bernard Shaw

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.

George Bernard Shaw
Taking all the round of professions and occupations, you will find that every man is the worse for being poor; and the doctor is a specially dangerous man when poor.
George Bernard Shaw

Where equality is undisputed, so also is subordination.

George Bernard Shaw
Whenever I see the word Operation, especially Trifling Operation, I at once write off the patient as dead.
George Bernard Shaw

The longer I live, the more convinced am I that this planet is used by other planets as a lunatic asylum.

George Bernard Shaw
If you do things merely because you think some other fool expects you to do them, and he expects you to do them because he thinks you expect him to expect you to do them, it will end in everybody doing what nobody wants to do, which is in my opinion a silly state of things.
George Bernard Shaw

Every man over forty is a scoundrel.

George Bernard Shaw
Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich-something for nothing.