Of all the anti-social vested interests the worst is the vested interest in ill-health.

-George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw

As I write, there is a craze for what is called psychoanalysis, or the cure of diseases by explaining to the patient what is the matter with him: an excellent plan if you happen to know what is the matter with him, especially when the explanation is that there is nothing the matter with him.

George Bernard Shaw
I have not wasted my life trifling with literary fools in taverns, as Johnson did, when he should have been shaking England with the thunder of his spirit
George Bernard Shaw

Make it compulsory for a doctor using a brass plate to have inscribed on it, in addition to the letters indicating his qualifications, the words 'Remember that I too am mortal'.

George Bernard Shaw
Syllables govern the world.
George Bernard Shaw

Trade unionism is not socialism. It is the capitalism of the proletariat.

George Bernard Shaw
It is nearly 50 years since I was assured by a conclave of doctors that if I did not eat meat I should die of starvation.
George Bernard Shaw

Opera is when a tenor and soprano want to make love, but are prevented from doing so by a baritone.

George Bernard Shaw
Every profession is a conspiracy against the laity.
George Bernard Shaw

Nothing is more dangerous than a poor doctor: not even a poor employer or a poor landlord.

George Bernard Shaw
Of the two lots, the woman's lot of perpetual motherhood, and the man's of perpetual babyhood, I prefer the man's.