George Bernard Shaw was an Irish dramatist, a playwright, a socialist spokesman,
a literary critic and
a leading figure in the 20th century theater. He was born in Dublin. where he grew up in poverty.
He educated himself by going to the library. Throughout his lifetime he had
many causes which he believed in and supported, one such cause was woman's rights and equality of income.
In 1925 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
He refused the money that went with the award, but did accepted the honour.
Be inspired by his wise words.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw Life |
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable,
but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw Mistakes |
Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
George Bernard Shaw Change |
A little learning is a dangerous thing,
but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest
heads can hold.
George Bernard Shaw Taking A Risk |
We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw Age |
When I was a young man I observed than nine out of ten things I did
were failures. I didn't want to be a failure, so I did ten times more work
George Bernard Shaw Failure |
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
George Bernard Shaw Family |
In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.
George Bernard Shaw Fear |
We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our
children that honesty is the best policy.
George Bernard Shaw Honesty |
Life is not a "brief candle". It is a splendid torch that I want to make
burn as brightly as possible before handing on to future generations.
George Bernard Shaw Future |
Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
George Bernard Shaw Knowledge |
The joy in life is to be used for a purpose. I want to be used up when I die.
George Bernard Shaw Joy |
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through
which you must see the world.
George Bernard Shaw Positive |
The unconscious self is the real genius. Your breathing goes wrong the moment your conscious self meddles with it.
George Bernard Shaw Genius |
He who has never hoped can never despair.
George Bernard Shaw Hope |
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well dance with it.
George Bernard Shaw Funny |
Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.
George Bernard Shaw |
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.
I don't believe in circumstances.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up
and look for the circumstances they want,
and, if they canít find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw Determination |
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
George Bernard Shaw Imagination |
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous
George Bernard Shaw Peace |
We have no more right to consume
happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
George Bernard Shaw Happiness |