The poor silly-clever Irishman takes off his hat to God's Englishman.
Human misery is so appalling nowadays that if we allowed ourselves to dwell on it we should only add imaginary miseries of our own to the real miseries of others without doing them any good.
Reason enslaves all whose minds are not strong enough to master her.
The most sincere form of love is love for food
If ever I utter an oath again may my soul be blasted to eternal damnation!
Science becomes dangerous only when it imagines that it has reached its goal.
If you injure your neighbour, better not do it by halves.
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance. George Bernard
You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
A man's interest in the world is only the overflow from his interest in himself. When you are a child your vessel is not yet full;so you care for nothing but your own affairs. When you grow up, your vessel overflows; and you are a politician, a philosopher, or an explorer and adventurer. In old age
All government is cruel; for nothing is so cruel as impunity.
Give women the vote, and in five years there will be a crushing tax on bachelors.
Reminiscences make one feel so deliciously aged and sad.
Only fools repeat the same things over and over, expecting to obtain different results.
This is my father. Try what you can with him! He won't listen to me, because he remembers what a fool I was when I was a baby.
When I speak of The Case for Equality I mean human equality; and that, of course, can only mean one thing: it means equality of income.
Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious.
It is one of the mysterious ways of Allah to make women troublesome when he makes them beautiful.
Not everybody is strong enough to endure life without an anesthetic. Drink probably averts more gross crime than it causes.
I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve.
There is, on the whole, nothing on earth intended for innocent people so horrible as a school. To begin with, it is a prison. But in some respects more cruel than a prison. In a prison, for instance, you are not forced to read books written by the warders and the governor. . . .In the prison you are
An asylum for the sane would be empty in America. George Bernard Sha
All genuinely intellectual work is humorous. George Bernard Sha
Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
This is the true joy of life-the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown to the scrap-heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish clod of ailments and grievances.
Very nice sort of place, Oxford, I should think, for people that like that sort of place. They teach you to be a gentleman there. In the polytechnic they teach you to be an engineer or such like. See?
Alcohol is a very necessary article. It enables Parliament to do things at eleven at night that no sane person would do at eleven in the morning.
Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature!
Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.