Quotes by George Bernard Shaw

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.


You see things; and you say Why? But I dream things that never were; and I say Why not? ---- in Back to Methuselah, part 1, act 1


A day's work is a day's work, neither more nor less, and the man who does it needs a day's sustenance, a night's repose and due leisure, whether he be painter or ploughman.


A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.


A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.


A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.


A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.


Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.


An American has no sense of privacy. He does not know what it means.There is no such thing in the country.


Criminals do not die by the hands of the law. They die by the hands of other men.