There is nothing on earth intended for innocent people so horrible as a school.
While we have prisons it matters little which of us occupy the cells.
If I own a large part of Scotland, I can turn the people off the land practically into the sea or across the sea. I can take women in child-bearing and throw them into the snow and leave them there. That has been done. I can do it for no better reason than I think it is better to shoot deer on the l
Taxes are the chief business of a conqueror of the world.
The danger of crippling thought, the danger of obstructing the formation of the public mind by specially suppressing ... representations is far greater than any real danger that there is from such representations.
It is not the number of years we have behind us, but the number we have before us, that makes us careful and responsible and determined to find out the truth about everything.
From Mozart I learnt to say important things in a conversational way.
What Englishman will give his mind to politics as long as he can afford to keep a motor car?
Some persons, by hating vice too much, come to love men too little. Hatred is self-punishment. Hatred is the cowards revenge for being intimidated.
The best reformers the world has ever seen are those who commence on themselves.
Religion is a good invention in times of stress.
Once there was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled. This time is called the Dark Ages. He who can, does. He who cannot teaches.
If you injure your neighbour, better not do it by halves. George Bernard Sha
I have to live for others and not for myself: that's middle-class morality.
There are two things necessary to Salvation.... Money and gunpowder.
I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve.
The whole world is strewn with snares, traps, gins and pitfalls for the capture of men by women.
The real pleasure of one's life is the devotion to a great objective of one's consideration.
Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious. George Bernard
It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.
Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich-something for nothing.
The great dramatist has something better to do than to amuse either himself or his audience. He has to interpret life.
There is not one single established religion that an intelligent, educated man can believe.
No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.
The Englishmen is at his best on the links and at his worst in the Cabinet.
The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it. They spell it so abominably that no man can teach himself what it soundslike.It isimpossible foran Englishmanto openhis mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him.
Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done.
What I say today everybody will say tomorrow, though they will not remember who put it into their heads. Indeed they will be right for I never remember who puts things into my head : it is the Zeitgeist.
The criminal law is no use to decent people.
Never forget that if you leave your law to judges and your religion to bishops, you will presently find yourself without either law or religion.