My reputation grows with every failure.

-George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw

The truth is, hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honor.

George Bernard Shaw
If you lived in London, where the whole system is one of false good-fellowship, and you may know a man for twenty years without finding out that he hates you like poison, you would soon have your eyes opened. There we do unkind things in a kind way: we say bitter things in a sweet voice: we always give our friends chloroform when we tear them to pieces.
George Bernard Shaw

I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going.

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

Taxes are the chief business of a conqueror of the world.

George Bernard Shaw
Money is a most important thing in the world.
George Bernard Shaw

You are my inspiration and my folly. You are my light across the sea, my million nameless joys, and my day's wage. You are my divinity, my madness, my selfishness, my transfiguration and purification. You are my rapscallionly fellow vagabond, my tempter and star. I want you.

George Bernard Shaw
I must ... warn my readers that my attacks are directed against themselves, not against my stage figures.
George Bernard Shaw

Christmas is forced upon a reluctant and disgusted nation by the shopkeepers and the press; on its own merits it would wither and shrivel in the fiery breath of universal hatred.

George Bernard Shaw
The lesson intended by an author is hardly ever the lesson the world chooses to learn from his book.