It is a monstrous thing to force a child to learn Latin or Greek or mathematics on the ground that they are an indispensable gymnastic for the mental powers. It would be monstrous even if it were true.

-George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw

Popular Christianity has for its emblem a gibbet, for its chief sensation a sanginary execution after torture, for its central mystery is an insane vengeance bought off by a trumpery expiation. But there is a nobler and profounder Christianity which affirms the sacred mystery of equality and forbids the glaring futility and folly of vengeance.

George Bernard Shaw
Success covers a multitude of blunders.
George Bernard Shaw

Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?

George Bernard Shaw
Lack of money is the root of of all evil.
George Bernard Shaw

I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend... if you have one.

George Bernard Shaw
Hell is full of musical amateurs.
George Bernard Shaw

As you say, I am honoured and famous and rich. But as I have to do all the hard work, and suffer an increasing multitude of fools gladly, it does not feel any better than being reviled, infamous and poor, as I used to be.

George Bernard Shaw
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. If all economists were laid end to end they would not reach a conclusion.
George Bernard Shaw

Manners are more important than laws and upon them, to a great deal, the law depends....

George Bernard Shaw
Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid. George Bernard