In a living society every day is a day of judgment; and its recognition as such is not the end of all things but the beginning ofa real civilization.
There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it.
Youth, what a pity to waste it on the young.
Give me the artist who breathes it like a native, and goes about his work in it as quietly as a common man goes about his ordinary business. Mozart did so; and that is why I like him. Even if I did not, I should pretend to; for a taste in his music is a mark of caste among musicians, and should be w
Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.
For the pre-Darwinian age had come to be regarded as a Dark Age in which men still believed that the book of Genesis was a standard scientific treatise, and that the only additions to it were Galileo'a demonstration of Leonardo da Vinci's simple remark that the earth is a moon of the sun, Sir Humphr
Style is effectiveness of assertion.
A learned man is an idler who kills time by study.
If you canâ€™t appreciate what youâ€™ve got, youâ€™d better get what you can appreciate.
I'm only a beer teetotaller, not a champagne teetotaller.
A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.
There is nothing so bad or so good that you will not find Englishmen doing it; but you will never find an Englishman in the wrong. He does everything on principle. He fights you on patriotic principles; he robs you on business principles; he enslaves you on imperial principles; he bullies you on man
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Stop being Jews and start being human beings.
What is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.
You accepted Allah or you had your throat cut by someone who did accept him, and who went to Paradise for having sent you to Hell.
Here there is no hope, and consequently no duty, no work, nothing to be gained by praying, nothing to be lost by doing what you like. Hell, in short, is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself.
Though I can make my extravaganzas appear credible, I cannot make the truth appear so.
This planet is obviously being used as an insane asylum by other planets.
Women have been a ghastly nuisance in my life.
Martyrdom is the only path to immortality that requires no talent whatsoever.
Your father is a fool skin deep; but you are a fool to your very marrow.
The 100% American is 99% idiot.
Am reserving two tickets for you for my premiere. Come and bring a friend - if you have one. Telegram inviting Winston Churchill to opening night of Pygmalion. Churchill wired back: Impossible to be present for the first performance. Will attend the second - if there is one.
If you cannot attain knowledge without torturing a dog, you must do without knowledge.
In heaven an angel is nobody in particular. George Bernard Sha
Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't! George Bernard
Two percent of the people think; three percent of the people think they think; and ninety-five percent of the people would rather die than think.
Everyone can see that the people who hunt are the right people and the people who don't are the wrong ones.