The ordinary man is an anarchist. He wants to do as he likes. He may want his neighbour to be governed, but he himself doesn't want to be governed. He is mortally afraid of government officials and policemen.
The joy in life is to be used for a purpose. I want to be used up when I die.
Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.
Your heart and your mouth wil be in two separate parts of your body if you again forget in whose presence you stand.
Just as the historian can teach no real history until he has cured his readers of the romantic delusion that the greatness of a queen consists in her being a pretty woman and having her head cut off, so the playwright of the first order can do nothing with his audience until he has cured them of loo
The moment we face it frankly we are driven to the conclusion that the community has a right to put a price on the right to live in it ... If people are fit to live, let them live under decent human conditions. If they are not fit to live, kill them in a decent human way. Is it any wonder that some
The notion that disarmament can put a stop to war is contradicted by the nearest dogfight.
We all have--to put it as nicely as I can--our lower centres and our higher centres. Our lower centres act: they act with terriblepower that sometimes destroys us; but they don't talk.... Since the war the lower centres have become vocal. And the effect is that of an earthquake. For they speak truth
Revelations: A curious record of the visions of a drug addict.
All progress is due to the unreasonable person.
The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew every time he sees me, while all the rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them
You cannot be a hero without being a coward. George Bernard Sha
Marriage is to me apostasy, profanation of the sanctuary of my soul, violation of my manhood, sale of my birthright, shameful surrender, ignominious capitulation, acceptance of defeat.
The word morality, if we met it in the Bible, would surprise us as much as the word telephone or motor car.
It's easier to replace a dead man than a good picture.
Fear is choosing the safe course
Most people do not pray; they only beg. George Bernard Sha
The truth is the one thing that nobody will believe.
Morality consists of suspecting other people of not being legally married.
The criminal law is no use to decent people.
Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
The longer I live, the more I realize that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time!
In an ugly and unhappy world the richest man can purchase nothing but ugliness and unhappiness.
Unless the law of marriage were first made human, it could never become divine.
Hypocrisy ... is only bad when it is improperly used.
Well, sir, you never can tell. That's a principle in life with me, sir, if you'll excuse my having such a thing.
Make it compulsory for a doctor using a brass plate to have inscribed on it, in addition to the letters indicating his qualifications, the words 'Remember that I too am mortal'.
What is wrong with the prosaic Englishman is what is wrong with the prosaic men of all countries: stupidity.
The ideal love affair should be conducted by post.
Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad. George Bernard Sha