Aphorisms by author: George Bernard Shaw

We don`t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
By theme : Humor Wit
Wealthy people who have no convictions are more dangerous in modern society than the poor women who have no morals.
By theme : Wealth
The perfect love affair is one, which is conducted entirely by post.
By theme : Love Wit
The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
By theme : Wit
Martyrdom is the only way to become famous without having any chances for that.
By theme : Humor Wit
Every step forward in the development of a thought and morals is immoral, until it receives the recognition of the majority.
By theme : Morality Society Thought
First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity: no really self-respecting woman would take advantage of it.
By theme : Love Women
Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
By theme : Humor Wit Youth
If you strike a child take care that you strike it in anger, even at the risk of maiming it for life. A blow in cold blood neither can nor should be forgiven.
By theme : Behavior Childhood
I`m only a beer teetotaller, not a champagne teetotaller.
By theme : Humor Wit
The liar`s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.
By theme : Psychology Thought Wisdom Lie
No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.
By theme : Knowledge Philosophy Wisdom
Attention and activity lead to mistakes as well as to successes; but a life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
By theme : Behavior Life Thought Wisdom
The test of a man or woman`s breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.
By theme : Behavior Men Women
The most tragic thing in the world is a man of genius who is not a man of honor.
By theme : Life Society
What is the matter with the poor is poverty; what is the matter with the rich is uselessness.
By theme : Wealth Wit
It is a woman`s business to get married as soon as possible, and a man`s to keep unmarried as long as he can.
By theme : Humor Marriage Men Wit Women
Those who talk most about the blessings of marriage and the constancy of its vows are the very people who declare that if the chains were broken and the prisoners were left free to choose, the whole social fabric would fly asunder. You can`t have the argument both ways. If the prisoner is happy, why lock him in? If he is not, why pretend that he is?
By theme : Marriage
The man who listens to reason is lost: reason enslaves all whose minds are not strong enough to master her.
By theme : Humor Reason Wit
Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can`t sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can`t sleep with the window open.
By theme : Marriage Men Relations Wit Women
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