The nation's morals are like its teeth: the more decayed they are the more it hurts to touch them.
There are only two classes in good society in England: the equestrian classes and the neurotic classes.
I was a cannibal for twenty-five years. For the rest I have been a vegetarian.
I'm an atheist and I thank God for it. George Bernard Sha
A man of genius is not a man who sees more than other men do. On the contrary, it is very often found that he is absentminded andobserves much less than other people.... Why is it that the public have such an exaggerated respect for him--after he is dead? The reason is that the man of genius underst
A man's behaviour may be quite harmless and even beneficial, when he ismorally behaving like a scoundrel. And he may do great harm when he is morally acting on the highest principles.
When your eyes are fixed in the stare of unconsciousness, and your throat coughs the last gasping breath - as one dragged in the dark to a great precipice - what assistance are a wife and child?
An index is a great leveller.
An asylum for the sane would be empty in America. George Bernard Sha
A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.
Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
Unless the law of marriage were first made human, it could never become divine.
I am highly susceptible to the force of all truly religious music, especially to the music of my own church, the church of Shelley, Michelangelo, and Beethoven.
I lay my eternal curse on whomsoever shall now or at any time hereafter make schoolbooks of my works and make me hated as Shakespeare is hated. My plays were not designed as instruments of torture. All the schools that lust after them get this answer, and will never get any other.
People get tired of everything, and of nothing sooner than of what they most like.
It is not that I am so clever; it is that everyone else is so stupid.
The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.
Every person who has mastered a profession is a skeptic concerning it. George Bernard
Atrocities are not less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called medical research.
It's easier to replace a dead man than a good picture.
The novelties of one generation are only the resuscitated fashions of the generation before last.
The best way to get your point across is to entertain.
It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.
The reasonable man will adjust to the demands of his environment. The unreasonable man expects his environment to adjust to his own needs. Therefore, all progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
When domestic servants are treated as human beings it is not worth while to keep them.
I shall always be a flower girl to Professor Higgins, because he always treats me as a flower girl, and always will; but I know I can be a lady to you, because you always treat me as a lady, and always will.
Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn. George Bernard
Women are not angels. They are as foolish as men in many ways; but they have had to devote themselves to life whilst men have had to devote themselves to death; and that makes a vital difference in male and female religion. Women have been forced to fear whilst men have been forced to dare: the hero
Virtue is insufficient temptation. George Bernard Sha
The domestic career is no more natural to all women than the military career is natural to all men.