A great social reformer.

-George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw

For nearly twenty years I have been a published author... But I have never yet seen a book of mine offered for sale in a shop window.

George Bernard Shaw
People have pointed out evidences of personal feeling in my notices as if they were accusing me of a misdemeanor, not knowing that criticism written without personal feeling is not worth reading. It is the capacity for making good or bad art a personal matter that makes a man a critic.
George Bernard Shaw

Without danger I cannot be great. That is how I pay for Abel's blood. Danger and fear follow my steps everywhere. Without them courage would have no sense. And it is courage, courage, courage that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor.

George Bernard Shaw
Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
George Bernard Shaw

If the English can survive their food, they can survive anything.

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

A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.

George Bernard Shaw
When the world goes mad, one must accept madness as sanity; since sanity is, in the last analysis, nothing but the madness on which the whole world happens to agree.
George Bernard Shaw

Financiers live in a world of illusion. They count on something which they call the capital of the country, which has no existence.

George Bernard Shaw
Schools must not become the agencies through which propaganda advocated by any section of society is spread. The method of control always a crucial problem should be in harmony with the fundamental values and principles of the states and the entire e