Youth, what a pity to waste it on the young.
For four wicked centuries the world has dreamed this foolish dream of efficiency; and the end is not yet. But the end will come.
The ordinary man is an anarchist. He wants to do as he likes. He may want his neighbour to be governed, but he himself doesn't want to be governed. He is mortally afraid of government officials and policemen.
Most people go to their grave with their music inside them.
I am a sort of collector of religions: and the curious thing is that I find I can believe in them all.
Activity is the only road to knowledge.
Morality consists of suspecting other people of not being legally married.
There is nothing more dangerous than the conscience of a bigot. George Bernard Sha
If you're not producing as much as you consume, or perhaps a little more, then clearly we cannot use the big organization of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive, because your life does not benefit us, and it can't be of very much use to yourself.
No severity of punishment deters when detection is uncertain, as it always must be.
If a woman can, by careful selection of a father and nourishment of herself, produce a citizen with efficient senses, sound organs and a good digestion, she should clearly be secured a sufficient reward for that natural service to make her willing to undertake and repeat it.
From Mozart I learnt to say important things in a conversational way.
Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination. George Bernard Sha
Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.
Never fret for an only son, the idea of failure will never occur to him. George Bernard Sha
If all the statisticians in the world were laid head to toe, they wouldn't be able to reach a conclusion
Lack of money is the root of of all evil.
Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.
Great art is never produced for its own sake. It is too difficult to be worth the effort.
Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.
We learn from history that we learn nothing from history.
All roads end at the grave, which is the gate to nothingness.
The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship. George Bernard
Poverty blights whole cities; spreads horrible pestilences; strikes dead the very souls of all who come within sight, sound, or smell of it
I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual Irish way: by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
Every profession is a conspiracy against the laity.
Violence is the repartee of the illiterate.
Dancing is a very crude attempt to get into the rhythm of life.