I am a brigand: I live by robbing the rich.' 'I am a gentleman: I live by robbing the poor.
While we have prisons it matters little which of us occupy the cells.
When an apparent miracle happened.it proved divine mission to the credulous, and proved a contract with the devil to the skeptical.
Brains are not everything.
A married man forms married habits and becomes dependent on marriage just as a sailor becomes dependent on the sea.
Absolute honesty is as absurd an abstraction as an absolute temperature or an absolute value.
Reminiscences make one feel so deliciously aged and sad.
Get out of my way; for I won't stop for you.
An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.
There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.
We are the living graves of murdered beasts.
I have studied him - the wonderful man - and in my opinion far from being an anti-Christ he must be called the saviour of humanity.
Our necessities are few, but our wants are endless.
The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
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.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. George Bernard Sha
Changeable women are more endurable that monotonous ones; they are sometimes murdered but never deserted.
That is the injustice of a woman's lot. A woman has to bring up her children; and that means to restrain them, to deny them things they want, to set them tasks, to punish them when they do wrong, to do all the unpleasant things. And then the father, who has nothing to do but pet them and spoil them,
Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character.
Democracy means the organization of society for the benefit and at the expense of everybody indiscriminately and not for the benefit of a privileged class.
Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their kind. It is the deed that teaches not the name we give it.
Literature is like any other trade; you will never sell anything unless you go to the right shop.
What is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.
Paradoxes are the only truths.
An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.
Deep knowledge is not knowledge of the thing itself, but knowledge of a thing like the thing. Then, you gain not one knowledge, but two knowledges. Of the thing. And of the original thing with is like the thing. Which is the barbarism of the privileged class.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
In the Middle Ages people believed that the earth was flat, for which they had at least the evidence of their senses: we believe it to be round, not because as many as 1 percent of us could give physical reasons for so quaint a belief, but because modern science has convinced us that nothing that is
I must ... warn my readers that my attacks are directed against themselves, not against my stage figures.
Journalists are too poorly paid in this country to know anything that is fit for publication.