It is a noteworthy fact that kicking and beating have played so considerable a part in the habits which necessity has imposed on mankind in past ages that the only way of preventing civilized men from beating and kicking their wives is to organize games in which they can kick and beat balls.

-George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw

A critic recently described me, with deadly acuteness, as having 'a kindly dislike of my fellow-creatures.' Perhaps dread would have been nearer the mark than dislike; for man is the only animal of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid.

George Bernard Shaw
Every person who has mastered a profession is a skeptic concerning it. George Bernard
George Bernard Shaw

Eternal is the fact that the human creature born in Ireland and brought up in its air is Irish. I have lived for twenty years in Ireland and for seventy-two in England; but the twenty came first and in Britain I am still a foreigner and shall die one.

George Bernard Shaw
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
George Bernard Shaw

It is ridiculous to say that art has nothing to do with morality. What is true is that the artist's business is not that of the policeman.

George Bernard Shaw
Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course.
George Bernard Shaw

If the lesser mind could measure the greater as a foot-rule can measure a pyramid, there would be finality in universal suffrage. As it is, the political problem remains unsolved.

George Bernard Shaw
We should have had socialism already, but for the socialists.
George Bernard Shaw

That is the injustice of a woman's lot. A woman has to bring up her children; and that means to restrain them, to deny them things they want, to set them tasks, to punish them when they do wrong, to do all the unpleasant things. And then the father, who has nothing to do but pet them and spoil them, comes in when all her work is done and steals their affection from her.

George Bernard Shaw
Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing. George Bernard Sha