Brigham Young lived to become immortal in history as an American Moses by leading his people through the wilderness into an unpromised land.
People always get tired of one another. I grow tired of myself whenever I am left alone for ten minutes, and I am certain that I am fonder of myself than anyone can be of another person.
There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses.
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.
Woman reduces us all to a common denominator.
When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.
Englishmen never will be slaves; they are free to do whatever the government and public opinion allow them.
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. George Bernard Sha
Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.
Democracy is a word all public men use and none understand.
Blasphemy and sedition (meaning the truth about Church and State).
The British soldier can stand up to anything except the British War Office.
I have defined the hundred per cent American as ninety-nine per cent an idiot.
Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force. But even Capitalist cynicism will admit that however unconscionable we may be when our own interests are affected, we can be most indignantly virtuous at the expense of others.
Unbounded hopes were placed on each successive extension of the electoral franchise, culminating in the enfranchisement of women.These hopes have been disappointed, because the voters, male and female, being politically untrained and uneducated, have (a) no grasp of constructive measures; (b) loathe
To endure the pain of living, we all drug ourselves more or less with gin, with literature, with superstitions, with romance, with idealism, political, sentimental, and moral, with every possible preparation of that universal hashish: imagination.
It is doubtless wise, when a reform is introduced, to try to persuade the British public that it is not a reform at all; but appearances must be kept up to some extent at least.
Every man over forty is a scoundrel. George Bernard Sha
As 99 per cent of English authors and 100 per cent of American ones [authors] are just such imbeciles, managers and publishers make a practice of asking for every right the author possesses.
Well, upon my soul! You are not ashamed to stand there and confess yourself a disgusting drunkard.
In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language; the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it.
There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses. George Bernard Sha
What is life but a series of inspired follies...
Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo. George Bernard Sha
The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
A great social reformer.
The seven deadly sins... food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven millstones from Man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the millstones are lifted.
War does not decide who is right but who is left.
When you prevent me from doing anything I want to do, that is persecution; when I prevent you from doing anything you want to do, that is law, order, and morals.
We are members one of another; so that you cannot injure or help your neighbor without injuring or helping yourself.