Self-denial is not a virtue; it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.
Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none.
I become more convinced that beings from other planets are using the Earth as a lunatic asylum
They tell me that So-and-So, who does not write prefaces, is no charlatan. Well, I am. I first caught the ear of the British public on a cart in Hyde Park, to the blaring of brass bands,and this . . . because . . . I am a natural-born mountebank.
Somemenare bornkings; and someare bornstatesmen. The two are seldom the same.
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
A man learns to skate by staggering about and making a fool of himself. Indeed he progresses in all things by resolutely making a fool of himself.
What, or who, led you to take up photography, and about what date ? George Bernard Shaw â€“ I always wanted to draw and paint. I had no literary ambition. I aspired to be a Michelangelo, not a Shakespeare. But I could not draw well enough to satisfy myself; and the instruction I could get was worse
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
Physically there is nothing to distinguish human society from the farm-yard except that children are more troublesome and costly than chickens and calves and that men and women are not so completely enslaved as farm stock.
The universal regard for money is the one hopeful fact in our civilization.
Compassion is the fellow-feeling of the unsound.
Assassination on the scaffold is the worst form of assassination.
An author who gives a manager or publisher any rights in his work except those immediately and specifically required for its publication or performance is for business purposes an imbecile.
The ideal love affair should be conducted by post.
Hell is full of musical amateurs. George Bernard Sha
You must all know half a dozen people at least who are no use in this world, who are more trouble than they are worth. Just put them there and say Sir, or Madam, now will you be kind enough to justify your existence? If you can't justify your existence, if you're not pulling your weight in the socia
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.
The medical profession (is) a conspiracy to hide its own shortcomings. No doubt the same may be said of all professions. They are all conspiracies against the laity... (U)ntil there is a practicable alternative to blind trust in the doctor, the truth about the doctor is so terrible that we dare not
Man is the only animal which esteems itself rich in proportion to the number and voracity of its parasites.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw
Revelations: A curious record of the visions of a drug addict.
The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.
Christianity might be a good thing if anyone ever tried it.
Man gives every reason for his conduct save one, every excuse for his crimes save one, every plea for his safety save one; and that one is his cowardice
If at age 20 you are not a Communist then you have no heart. If at age 30 you are not a Capitalist then you have no brains.
Activity is the only road to knowledge.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
But to admire a strong person and to live under that strong personâ€™s thumb are two different things.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.