Assassination is the extreme form of censorship. George Bernard Sha
I lay my eternal curse on whomsoever shall now or at any time hereafter make schoolbooks of my works and make me hated as Shakespeare is hated. My plays were not designed as instruments of torture. All the schools that lust after them get this answer, and will never get any other.
Ye poor posterity, think not that ye are the first. Other fools before ye have seen the sun rise and set, and the moon change her shape and her hour. As they were so ye are; and yet not so great; for the pyramids my people built stand to this day; whilst the dustheaps on which ye slave, and which ye
The apparent multiplication of gods is bewildering at the first glance, but you soon discover that they are the same GOD. There is always one uttermost God who defies personification. This makes Hinduism the most tolerant religion in the world, because its one transcendent God includes all possible
The conversion of a savage to Christianity is the conversion of Christianity to savagery.
The notion that Nature does not proceed by jumps is only one of the budget of plausible lies that we call classical education. Nature always proceeds by jumps. She may spend twenty thousand years making up her mind to jump; but when she makes it up at last, the jump is big enough to take us into a n
If you teach a man anything, he will never learn.
She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.
I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. George Bernard Sha
Every child has a right to its own bent. . . . It has a right to find its own way and go its own way, whether that way seems wise or foolish to others, exactly as an adult has. It has a right to privacy as to its own doings and its own affairs as much as if it were its own father.
Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones. All men mean well.
Life on board a pleasure steamer violates every moral and physical condition of healthy life except fresh air. . . . It is a guzzling, lounging, gambling, dog's life. The only alternative to excitement is irritability.
A miracle, my friend, is an event which creates faith.
Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will want to use it.
In the Middle Ages people believed that the earth was flat, for which they had at least the evidence of their senses: we believe it to be round, not because as many as 1 percent of us could give physical reasons for so quaint a belief, but because modern science has convinced us that nothing that is
First really like is just a little bit foolishness as well as a lot of curiosity. No actually self-respecting girl would reap the benefits of it.
It is very doubtful whether man is enough of a political animal to produce a good, sensible, serious and efficient constitution. All the evidence is against it.
What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesnâ€™t come every day.
There is nothing in religion but fiction.
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.
The British are apt to make merits of their stupidities, and to represent their various incapacities as points of good breeding.
Hell is not all paved with bad intentions.
You don't learn to hold your own in the world by standing on guard, but by attacking, and getting well hammered yourself.
It is not that I am so clever; it is that everyone else is so stupid.
Very few people can afford to be poor. George Bernard Sha
One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't.
A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.
You can lose a man like that by your own death, but not by his.
What is life but a series of inspired follies...
Lack of money is the root of of all evil.