Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.
Love is an appetite which, like all other appetites, is destroyed for the moment by its gratification.
To be a champion you must live like one.
There is the eternal war between those who are in the world for what they can get out of it and those who are in the world to make it a better place for everybody to live in.
Conceive. That is the word that means both the beginning in imagination and the end in creation.
It is a noteworthy fact that kicking and beating have played so considerable a part in the habits which necessity has imposed on mankind in past ages that the only way of preventing civilized men from beating and kicking their wives is to organize games in which they can kick and beat balls.
The sound body is the product of the sound mind.
I was a cannibal for twenty-five years. For the rest I have been a vegetarian.
The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel. George Bernard Sha
A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes. George Bernard
The pianoforte is the most important of all musical instruments; its invention was to music what the invention of printing was to poetry.
Englishmen never will be slaves; they are free to do whatever the government and public opinion allow them.
I like flowers, I also like children, but I do not chop their heads off and keep them in bowls of water around the house.
Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious. George Bernard
Effectiveness of assertion is the alpha and omega of style.
I never expect a soldier to think.
Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.
People get tired of everything, and of nothing sooner than of what they most like.
A married man forms married habits and becomes dependent on marriage just as a sailor becomes dependent on the sea.
A sensitive boy's humiliations may be very good fun for ordinary thick-skinned grown-ups; but to the boy himself theyareso acute, so ignominious, that he cannot confess themcannot but deny them passionately.
A critic recently described me, with deadly acuteness, as having 'a kindly dislike of my fellow-creatures.' Perhaps dread would have been nearer the mark than dislike; for man is the only animal of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid.
I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend... if you have one.
We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be.
The only fundamental and possible socialism is the socialisation of the selective breeding of man.
You practically do not use semicolons at all. This is a symptom of mental defectiveness, probably induced by camp life.
Of all human struggles there is none so treacherous and remorseless as the struggle between the artist man and the mother woman.
A soldier is an anachronism of which we must get rid.
At present there is not a single credible established religion in the world.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw
Man is the only animal which esteems itself rich in proportion to the number and voracity of its parasites.