George Bernard Shaw Inspirational Quotes To Motivate You
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn’t! You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul. Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time. Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it. My way of joking is to tell the truth. It’s the funniest joke in the world. The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place. The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that’s the essence of inhumanity. If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas. Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it. I’m an atheist and I thank God for it. A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. War does not decide who is right but who is left. Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world. Whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so sure of themselves, and wiser people are full of doubts. When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity. Hatred is the coward’s revenge for being intimidated. Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute. Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power. Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself. The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them. You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing. We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience. He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches. The most tragic thing in the world is a man of genius who is not a man of honor. I never resist temptation because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me. I have defined the hundred per cent American as ninety-nine per cent an idiot. First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity. It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.” Doing what needs to be done may not make you happy, but it will make you great. You see things; you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not? Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. A happy family is but an earlier heaven. Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men. Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. The golden rule is that there are no golden rules. A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out. Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get. Science never solves a problem without creating ten more. The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself. The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post. Animals are my friends…and I don’t eat my friends. I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy. Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough. Beware of the man who does not return your blow, he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself. Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire. The test of a man or woman’s breeding is how they behave in a quarrel. Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week. Socialism is the same as Communism, only better English. Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive. If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion. The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people. 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. If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example. Find enough clever things to say, and you’re a Prime Minister; write them down and you’re a Shakespeare. I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people. Kings are not born they are made by artificial hallucination. The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty-stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man. There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it. England and America are two countries separated by the same language. The only secrets are the secrets that keep themselves. It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics. The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business. Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. Lack of money is the root of all evil. Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious. The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react. There is nothing more dangerous than the conscience of a bigot. Most people do not pray; they only beg. Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed. Old men are dangerous it doesn’t matter to them what is going to happen to the world. Better never than late. A man never tells you anything until you contradict him. No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious. Oh, the tiger will love you.There is no love sincere than the love of food. My reputation grows with every failure. Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does. When a man says money can do anything, that settles it, he hasn’t got any. Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long. There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it. People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
Thoughts to Inspire Success in Your Life and Business