A newspaper, not having to act on its descriptions and reports, but only to sell them to idly curious people, has nothing but honor to lose by inaccuracy and non-veracity.
If you go to Heaven without being naturally qualified for it you will not enjoy yourself there.
Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
A man who desires to get married should know everything or nothing.
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.
Those who are looking for paradise on Earth should come and see Dubrovnik.
The longer I live, the more convinced am I that this planet is used by other planets as a lunatic asylum.
The sex relation is not a personal relation. It can be irresistibly desired and rapturously consummated between persons who could not endure one another for a day in any other relation.
A contract for better for worse is a contract that should not be tolerated.
You're only a beginner; and what you think is love, and interest, and all that, is not real love at all: three quarters of it is only unsatisfied curiosity.
Decency is indecency's conspiracy of silence
The heretic is always better dead. And mortal eyes cannot distinguish the saint from the heretic.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances.
Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life. George Bernard Sha
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.
The pianoforte is the most important of all musical instruments; its invention was to music what the invention of printing was to poetry.
It is assumed that the woman must wait, motionless, until she is wooed. That is how the spider waits for the fly.
The right to know is like the right to live. It is fundamental and unconditional in its assumption that knowledge, like life, is a desirable thing.
Reformers have the idea that change can be achieved by brute sanity.
You know, Tolstoy, like myself, wasn't taken in by superstitions like science and medicine.
Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable. George Bernard
Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious. George Bernard
We all go about longing for love: it is the first need of our natures, the loudest cry of our hearts.
If all the statisticians in the world were laid head to toe, they wouldn't be able to reach a conclusion
An actress is not a lady; at least, when she is, she is not an actress.
Cruelty would be delicious if one could only find some sort of cruelty that didn't really hurt.
The notion that inspiration is something that happened thousands of years ago, and was then finished and done with. . . the theory that God retired from business at that period and has not been heard from since, is as silly as it is blasphemous.
I'm an atheist and I thank God for it. George Bernard Sha
I am very subtle; but Man is deeper in his thought than I am. The woman knows that there is no such thing as nothing: the man knows that there is no such day as tomorrow. I do well to worship them.