No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.
If in the library of your house you do not have the works of the ancient Greek writers, then you live in a house with no light.
Confusing monogamy with morality has done more to destroy the conscience of the human race than any other error.
You are my inspiration and my folly. You are my light across the sea, my million nameless joys, and my day's wage. You are my divinity, my madness, my selfishness, my transfiguration and purification. You are my rapscallionly fellow vagabond, my tempter and star. I want you.
Life is like a flame that is always burning itself out...
It is easy - terribly easy - to shake a man's faith in himself. To take advantage of that to break a man's spirit is devil's work.
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.
The ideal love affair should be conducted by post.
I ... must continue to strive for more knowledge and more power, though the new knowledge always contradicts the old and the new power is the destruction of the fools who misuse it.
The shot Irishmen will now take their places beside Emmet and the Manchester Martyrs in Ireland, and beside the heroes of Poland and SÃ©rbia and Belgium in Europe; and nothing in heaven or earth can prevent it.
Imagination is the beginning of creation.
Absolute honesty is as absurd an abstraction as an absolute temperature or an absolute value.
Civilization is a disease produced by the practice of building societies with rotten material.
Every person who has mastered a profession is a skeptic concerning it. George Bernard Sha
You practically do not use semicolons at all. This is a symptom of mental defectiveness, probably induced by camp life.
England and America are two countries separated by the same language. George Bernard
Decency cannot be discussed without indecency!
Reminiscences make one feel so deliciously aged and sad.
Hate is the revenge of a coward intimidated.
All government is cruel; for nothing is so cruel as impunity.
I must have been an insufferable child; all children are.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
I have very carefully studied Islam and the life of its Prophet (PBUH). I have done so both as a student of history and as a critic. And I have come to conclusion that Muhammad (PBUH) was indeed a great man and a deliverer and benefactor of mankind which was till then writhing under the most agonisi
For nearly twenty years I have been a published author... But I have never yet seen a book of mine offered for sale in a shop window.
If all you are going to do in life are the things that are convenient and comfortable, the great things never get done.
Indifference is the essence of inhumanity.
Greatness is one of the sensations of littleness
Christianity as a specific doctrine was slain with Jesus, suddenly and utterly. He was hardly cold in his grave, or high in his heaven (as you please), before the apostles dragged the tradition of him down to the level of the thing it has remained ever since.
England and America are two countries separated by the same language. George Bernard Sha
Never forget that if you leave your law to judges and your religion to bishops, you will presently find yourself without either law or religion.