The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
The real Brahms is nothing more than a sentimental voluptuary
Reasonable men adapt themselves to their environment; unreasonable men try to adapt their environment to themselves. Thus all progress is the result of the efforts of unreasonable men.
I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears to me to possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence which can make itself appeal to every age. I have studied him - the wonderful man and
I never accepted a knighthood because to me, is honour enough?
Decency cannot be discussed without indecency!
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.
My religion? Well, my dear, I am a Millionaire. That is my religion.
Youth is just wasted on young people.
Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent.
The schoolmaster is the person who takes the children off the parents' hands for a consideration. That is to say, he establishes a child prison, engages a number of employee schoolmasters as turnkeys, and covers up the essential cruelty and unnaturalness of the situation by torturing the children if
Happiness and beauty are by-products. Folly is the direct pursuit of happiness and beauty.
The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship. George Bernard Sha
If a woman can, by careful selection of a father and nourishment of herself, produce a citizen with efficient senses, sound organs and a good digestion, she should clearly be secured a sufficient reward for that natural service to make her willing to undertake and repeat it.
Christmas is forced upon a reluctant and disgusted nation by the shopkeepers and the press; on its own merits it would wither and shrivel in the fiery breath of universal hatred.
I'm not a teacher: only a fellow traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead - ahead of myself as well as you.
Assassination on the scaffold is the worst form of assassination.
When you prevent me from doing anything I want to do, that is persecution; when I prevent you from doing anything you want to do, that is law, order, and morals.
Every step of progress means a duty repudiated, and a scripture torn up.
Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.
In socialism, private property is anathema, and equal distribution of income the first consideration. In capitalism, private property is cardinal, and distribution left to ensue from the play of free contract and selfish interest on that basis, no matter what anomalies it may present.
General consultant to mankind. George Bernard Sha
We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence... on pain of liquidation.
An interesting play cannot in the nature of things mean anything but a play in which problems of conduct and character of personalimportance to the audience are raised and suggestively discussed.
We are told that when Jehovah created the world he saw that it was good what would he say now
I finished my first book seventy-six years ago. I offered it to every publisher on the English-speaking earth I had ever heard of. Their refusals were unanimous: and it did not get into print until, fifty years later; publishers would publish anything that had my name on it.
Remember that the progress of the world depends on your knowing better than your elders.
If all you are going to do in life are the things that are convenient and comfortable, the great things never get done.
It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.
I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.