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

I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while.

George Bernard Shaw
The fact is that the intrinsic worth of the book, play or whatever the author is trying to sell is the least, last factor in the the whole transaction.
George Bernard Shaw

A true artist will let his wife starve, his children go barefoot, his mother drudge for his living at seventy, sooner than work at anything but his art.

George Bernard Shaw
Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious. George Bernard
George Bernard Shaw

Time enough to think of the future when you haven't any future to think of.

George Bernard Shaw
Being hurt by someone you truly care about leaves a hole in you heart that only love can fill.
George Bernard Shaw

It's usually pointed out that women are not fit for political power, and ought not to be trusted with a vote because they are politically ignorant, socially prejudiced, narrow-minded, and selfish. True enough, but precisely the same is true of men!

George Bernard Shaw
The natural term of the affection of the human animal for its offspring is six years. George Bernard
George Bernard Shaw

During the Suffragette revolt of 1913 I[urged] that what was needed was not the vote, but a constitutional amendment enactingthat all representative bodies shall consist of women and men in equal numbers, whether elected or nominated or coopted or registered or picked up in the street like a coroner's jury. In the case of elected bodies the only way of effecting this is by the Coupled Vote. The representative unit must not be a man or a woman but a man and a woman.

George Bernard Shaw
A man without an address is a vagabond; a man with two addresses is a libertine.