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35 Inspirational George Bernard Shaw Quotes On Success

Last Updated May 2023

35 Inspirational George Bernard Shaw Quotes On Success

George Bernard Shaw known at his insistence simply as 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 his quotes inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.” George Bernard Shaw

2. “All great truths begin as blasphemies.” George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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

6. “The goal of an artist is to create the definitive work that cannot be surpassed.” George Bernard Shaw

7. “Do not fight with pigs – you will be smeared in mud but the pig will like it.” George Bernard Shaw

8. “The whole problem with the world is the fools and fanatics are always so sure of themselves, and wiser people are full of doubts.” George Bernard Shaw

9. “Two percent of the people think. Three percent of the people think they think. And ninety-five percent of the people would rather die than think.” George Bernard Shaw

10. “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw

11. “Life is not meant to be easy my child, but take courage: it can be delightful.” George Bernard Shaw

12. “Beware of false knowledge, it is more dangerous than ignorance.” George Bernard Shaw

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

14. “Now that we have learned to fly in the air like birds and dive in the sea like fish, only one thing remains – to learn to live on earth like humans.” George Bernard Shaw

15. “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw

16. “I know of only one duty, and that is to love.” George Bernard Shaw

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

18. “The most tragic thing in the world is a man of genius who is not a man of honor.” George Bernard Shaw

19. “Yesterday is the past, tomorrow is the future, today is a gift – that’s why it’s called the present.” George Bernard Shaw

20. “Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” George Bernard Shaw

21. “Most people do not pray; they only beg.” George Bernard Shaw

22. “Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.” George Bernard Shaw

23. “He who can, does.” George Bernard Shaw

24. “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” George Bernard Shaw

25. “A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.” George Bernard Shaw

26. “Don’t wait for the right opportunity: create it.” George Bernard Shaw

27. “The unconscious self is the real genius. Your breathing goes wrong the moment your conscious self meddles with it.” George Bernard Shaw

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

29. “Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness but it is greatness.” George Bernard Shaw

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

31. “Imagination is the beginning of creation.” George Bernard Shaw

32. “The harder I work the more I live.” George Bernard Shaw

33. “If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must man be of learning from experience.” George Bernard Shaw

34. “What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts.” George Bernard Shaw

35. “The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.” George Bernard Shaw

My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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William Ameh Abah
William Ameh Abah
3 years ago

A lot of THANKS.

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