A great social reformer.

-George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw

All this struggling and striving to make the world better is a great mistake. Not that it's wrong to try to improve the world if you know how but simply because struggling and striving are the worst possible ways to go about doing anything!

George Bernard Shaw
Everybody who does not live in a prostitute's bed and on a diet of cocaine snow is called an ascetic nowadays.
George Bernard Shaw

Women have been a ghastly nuisance in my life.

George Bernard Shaw
It's so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right.
George Bernard Shaw

Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their kind. It is the deed that teaches not the name we give it.

George Bernard Shaw
You can always tell an old soldier by the inside of his holsters and cartridge boxes. The young ones carry pistols and cartridges; the old ones, grub.
George Bernard Shaw

Life at its noblest leaves mere happiness far behind; and indeed cannot endure it. Happiness is not the object of life: life has no object: it is an end in itself; and courage consists in the readiness to sacrifice happiness for an intenser quality of life.

George Bernard Shaw
Nobody can say a word against Greek: it stamps a man at once as an educated gentlemen.
George Bernard Shaw

Life's no brief candle-it's a splendid torch!

George Bernard Shaw
People must not be forced to adopt me as their favourite author, even for their own good.