George Bernard Shaw quotes on morality

George Bernard Shaw made several comments and statements about the immoral spread of wealth across society.

He also had strong feelings about war and violence being unnecessary. Shaw tried to use his position and voice in society to get his message across to people. Here are some of the best quotes from Shaw about morality:

George Bernard Shaw quote. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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The most tragic thing in the world is a man of genius who is not a man of honour.
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The confusion of marriage with morality has done more to destroy the conscience of the human race than any other single error.
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George Bernard Shaw quote. Morals are a luxury of the rich. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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Decency cannot be discussed without indecency!
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It’s so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right.
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George Bernard Shaw quote. If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence… on pain of liquidation.
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I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people. There is not much harm in a lion. He has no ideals, no religion, no politics, no chivalry, no gentility; in short, no reason for destroying anything that he does not want to eat.
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George Bernard Shaw quote. The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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