In the arts of peace Man is a bungler.

-George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw

The pianoforte is the most important of all musical instruments; its invention was to music what the invention of printing was to poetry.

George Bernard Shaw
Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent. George Bernard Sha
George Bernard Shaw

The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.

George Bernard Shaw
When a man of normal habits is ill, everyone hastens to assure him that he is going to recover. When a vegetarian is ill (which fortunately very seldom happens), everyone assures him that he is going to die, and that they told him so, and that it serves him right. They implore him to take at least a little gravy, so as to give himself a chance of lasting out the night
George Bernard Shaw

Woman reduces us all to a common denominator.

George Bernard Shaw
Hollywood keeps before its child audiences a string of glorified young heroes, everyone of whom is an unhesitating and violent Anarchist. His one answer to everything that annoys him or disparages his country or his parents or his young lady or his personal code of manly conduct is to give the offender a "sock" in the jaw.... My observation leads me to believe that it is not the virtuous people who are good at socking jaws.
George Bernard Shaw

My mother married a very good man ... and she is not at all keen on my doing the same.

George Bernard Shaw
It is not true that men can be divided into absolutely honest persons and absolutely dishonest ones. Our honesty varies with the strain put on it.
George Bernard Shaw

If I own a large part of Scotland, I can turn the people off the land practically into the sea or across the sea. I can take women in child-bearing and throw them into the snow and leave them there. That has been done. I can do it for no better reason than I think it is better to shoot deer on the land than allow people to live on it.

George Bernard Shaw
In socialism, private property is anathema, and equal distribution of income the first consideration. In capitalism, private property is cardinal, and distribution left to ensue from the play of free contract and selfish interest on that basis, no matter what anomalies it may present.