The best way to get your point across is to entertain.
Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones. All men mean well.
Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world. George Bernard
All progress means war with society.
Oh, come! That boot is on the other leg. Why should you call me to account for eating decently? If I battened on the scorched corpses of animals, you might well ask me why I did that
If you begin by sacrificing yourself to those you love, you will end by hating those to whom you have sacrificed yourself.
The minorities are sometimes right. The majorities never.
A true artist will let his wife starve, his children go barefoot, his mother drudge for his living at seventy, sooner than work at anything but his art.
The policy of letting things alone, in the practical sense that the Government should never interfere with business or go into business itself, is called Laisser-faire by economists and politicians. It has broken down so completely in practice that it is now discredited; but it was all the fashion i
Marx's Kapital is not a treatise on socialism; it is a gerrymand against the bourgeoisie. It was supposed to be written for the working class, but the working man respects the bourgeoisie and wants to be a bourgeoisie. Marx never got a hold of him for a moment. It was the revolting sons of the bourg
When we want to read of the deeds that are done for love, whither do we turn? To the murder column.
Woman's happiness begins with her first love and ends about then
I feel nothing but the accursed happiness I have dreaded all my life long: the happiness that comes as life goes, the happiness of yielding and dreaming instead of resisting and doing, the sweetness of the fruit that is going rotten.
The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew every time he sees me, while all the rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them
The mathematician is fascinated with the marvelous beauty of the forms he constructs, and in their beauty he finds everlasting truth.
Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious.
Everyone can see that the people who hunt are the right people and the people who don't are the wrong ones.
There is only one belief that can rob death of its sting and the grave of its victory. For without that you cannot be born again.
Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing. George Bernard Sha
Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve.
It is always necessary to overstate a cast startlingly to make people sit up and listen to it, and to frighten them into acting on it.
Plato long ago pointed out the importance of being governed by men with sufficient sense of responsibility and comprehension of public duties to be very reluctant to undertake the work of governing.
In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language; the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it.
Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics.
A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth.
If women were particular about men's characters, they would never get married at all.
Religion is a good invention in times of stress.
He never does a proper thing without giving an improper reason for it.
Reasonable men adapt themselves to their environment; unreasonable men try to adapt their environment to themselves. Thus all progress is the result of the efforts of unreasonable men.