Best 5 George Bernard Shaw Quotations To Think And Laugh About

George Bernard Shaw wrote more than 60 plays, including “Man And Superman, “Pygmalion“, “Candida” and “The Devil’s Disciple“.

This Irish playwright was born in Dublin 1856.

Bernard Shaw began his literary career as a novelist and he completed five novels, before any of them were published.

His first published novel titled “Immaturity” was written in 1879 and left unpublished, until 1930.

His first play was “Widower’s Houses” was written in 1885.

For the next twelve years, he wrote close to a dozen plays.

His first three full-length plays “Widower’s Houses“, “The Philanderer“, and “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” were compiled together under the tile “Plays Unpleasant“.

best 5 George Bernard Shaw quotations

Bernard Shaw was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925.

Best 5 George  Bernard Shaw Quotations

Here is a my selected best five verified George Bernard Shaw quotations to share with you:


“I hear you say “Why?” Always “Why?” You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?” ” – George Bernard Shaw

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(The quote is also found in: Back to Methuselah By George Bernard Shaw, Limited Editions Club, 1939, Part I, In The Beginning, Act I, P. 8)


Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.” – George Bernard Shaw

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Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it.” – George Bernard Shaw

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“My way of joking is to tell the truth. It’s the funniest joke in the world.” – George Bernard Shaw

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“He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.” – George Bernard Shaw

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