George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was born in Dublin. He was the son of a civil servant. His education was irregular as he did not like any organized training.He established himself as a leading music and theatre critic in the eighties and nineties .He was the became a prominent member of the Fabian Society, and also composed many pamphlets for the society . He began his literary career as a novelist.
Shaw’s first plays were published in volumes titled “Plays Unpleasant” (containing Widowers’ Houses, The Philanderer and Mrs. Warren’s Profession) and “Plays Pleasant” (which had Arms and the Man, Candida, The Man of Destiny and You Never Can Tell).
The plays were filled with his signature wit . He also had the tints of healthy doses of social criticism aroused from his Fabian Society leanings.
His famous sayings and quotes on love ,quotes on life ,quotes on friendship and quotes on happiness can be found here.
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Animals are my friends…and I don’t eat my friends.
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.
You see things; you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?
Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn’t!
The liar’s punishment is, not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.
My way of joking is to tell the truth. It’s the funniest joke in the world.
Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.
Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.
War does not decide who is right but who is left.
When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder
him he calls it ferocity.
A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.
As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
Hatred is the coward’s revenge for being intimidated.
You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.
I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid.
The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.
The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.
The test of a man’s or woman’s breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.
There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.
A doctor’s reputation is made by the number of eminent men who die under his care.
When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.