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35 Inspirational George Bernard Shaw Quotes On Success

Last Updated Nov 2023

35 Inspirational George Bernard Shaw Quotes On Success

George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture, and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man and Superman (1902), Pygmalion (1912) and Saint Joan (1923). With a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory, Shaw became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. May these George Bernard Shaw Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” George Bernard Shaw

2. “We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.” George Bernard Shaw

3. “No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.” George Bernard Shaw

4. “Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” George Bernard Shaw

5. “What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.” George Bernard Shaw

6. “When a man says money can do anything, that settles it: he hasn’t got any.” George Bernard Shaw

7. “Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.”” George Bernard Shaw

8. “It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.” George Bernard Shaw

9. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw

10. “The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.” George Bernard Shaw

11. “You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.” George Bernard Shaw

12. “The only secrets are the secrets that keep themselves.” George Bernard Shaw

13. “We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be.” George Bernard Shaw

14. “You have learnt something. That always feels at first as if you had lost something.” George Bernard Shaw

15. “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

16. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” George Bernard Shaw

17. “The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.” George Bernard Shaw

18. “It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.” George Bernard Shaw

19. “Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious.” George Bernard Shaw

20. “It’s so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right.” George Bernard Shaw

21. “The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.” George Bernard Shaw

22. “The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.” George Bernard Shaw

23. “Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.” George Bernard Shaw

24. “Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.” George Bernard Shaw

25. “The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.” George Bernard Shaw

26. “I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.” George Bernard Shaw

27. “Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men’s imperfections, and conceal your own.” George Bernard Shaw

28. “You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?'” George Bernard Shaw

29. “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” George Bernard Shaw

30. “All my life affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.” George Bernard Shaw

31. “Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.” George Bernard Shaw

32. “It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.” George Bernard Shaw

33. “Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.” George Bernard Shaw

34. “Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.” George Bernard Shaw

35. “Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” George Bernard Shaw

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  1. azhar saleem

    April 18, 2020 at 9:05 am

    thanks for sharing these quotes

    • Asad Meah

      April 21, 2020 at 12:57 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the article Azhar

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