The British churchgoer prefers a severe preacher because he thinks a few home truths will do his neighbors no harm.
Atrocities are not less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called medical research.
I was taught when I was young that if people would only love one another, all would be well with the world. I found when I tried to put that into practice, not only were other people seldom lovable but I wasn't very lovable myself.
Sherlock Holmes was a drug addict without a single amiable trait.
Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity, and fashion will drive them to acquire any custom.
Socialism never arises in the earlier phases of capitalism, as, for instance, among the pioneers of civilisation in a country where there is plenty of land available for private appropriation by the last comer.
Absolute honesty is as absurd an abstraction as an absolute temperature or an absolute value.
I find that socialism is often misunderstood by its least intelligent supporters and opponents to mean simply unrestrained indulgence of our natural propensity to heave bricks at respectable persons.
The salvation of the world depends on the men who will not take evil good-humouredly, and whose laughter destroys the fool instead of encouraging him.
All industries are brought under the control of such people [film producers] by Capitalism. If the capitalists let themselves be seduced from their pursuit of profits to the enchantments of art, they would be bankrupt before they knew where they were. You cannot combine the pursuit of money with the
It is a woman's business to get married as soon as possible, and a man's to keep unmarried as long as he can.
Whenever you wish to do anything against the law, Cicely, always consult a good solicitor first.
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.
Effectiveness of assertion is the alpha and omega of style.
The British are apt to make merits of their stupidities, and to represent their various incapacities as points of good breeding.
Creation is a miracle of daily recurrence. 'A miracle a minute' would not be a bad slogan for God.
An asylum for the sane would be empty in America. George Bernard Sha
If you demand my authorities for this and that, I must reply that only those who have never hunted up the authorities as I have believe that there is any authority who is not contradicted flatly by some other authority.
We should have had socialism already, but for the socialists.
The real pleasure of one's life is the devotion to a great objective of one's consideration.
Just as I cannot remember any time when I could not read and write, I cannot remember any time when I did not exercise my imagination in daydreams about women.
My father must have had some elementary education for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw
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
What use are cartridges in battle? I always carry chocolate instead.
I am giving you examples of the fact that this creature man, who in his own selfish affairs is a coward to the backbone, will fight for an idea like a hero. . . . I tell you, gentlemen, if you can shew a man a piece of what he now calls God's work to do, and what he will later call by many new names
Defeatism is the wretchedest of policies.
Only in books has mankind known perfect truth, love and beauty.
Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.
Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability. George Bernard