The whole strength of England lies in the fact that the enormous majority of the English people are snobs.

-George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw

If a woman can, by careful selection of a father and nourishment of herself, produce a citizen with efficient senses, sound organs and a good digestion, she should clearly be secured a sufficient reward for that natural service to make her willing to undertake and repeat it.

George Bernard Shaw
If you begin by sacrificing yourself to those you love, you will end by hating those to whom you have sacrificed yourself.
George Bernard Shaw

I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.

George Bernard Shaw
When commenting on the turmoil and disorder of the world, If the other planets are inhabited, they must be using this earth as their insane asylum.
George Bernard Shaw

Titles distinguish the mediocre, embarrass the superior, and are disgraced by the inferior.

George Bernard Shaw
Social questions are too sectional, too topical, too temporal to move a man to the mighty effort which is needed to produce greatpoetry. Prison reform may nerve Charles Reade to produce an effective and businesslike prose melodrama; but it could never produce Hamlet, Faust, or Peer Gynt.
George Bernard Shaw

Liberty is the breath of life to nations.

George Bernard Shaw
The only person who acts sensibly is my tailor. He takes my measure anew every time he sees me. Everyone else goes by their old measurements.
George Bernard Shaw

It is in the hour of trial that a man finds his true profession.

George Bernard Shaw
The art of manipulating public opinion, which is a necessary art for the democratic politician, and, like other arts, is sometimespractised with greater virtuosity by knaves than by honest men (who are apt to disdain it), has a different technique in different countries. For instance, in England we excel in whitewashing: in America they excel in tarring and feathering. We strain our nerves and stretch our consciences to avoid a scandal: Americans do the same to make one.