Every man deserves to be judged in the context of his times.
Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.
Your heart and your mouth wil be in two separate parts of your body if you again forget in whose presence you stand.
Never resist temptation: prove all things: hold fast that which is good.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
It's just as unpleasant to get more than you bargain for as to get less.
Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.
You cannot learn to skate without making yourself ridiculous - the ice of life is slippery.
When people shake their heads because we are living in a restless age, ask them how they would like to life in a stationary one, and do without change
If you lived in London, where the whole system is one of false good-fellowship, and you may know a man for twenty years without finding out that he hates you like poison, you would soon have your eyes opened. There we do unkind things in a kind way: we say bitter things in a sweet voice: we always g
The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.
I do not know what I think until I write it.
My way of joking is to tell the truth
I'm one of the undeserving poor: that's what I am. Think of what that means to a man. It means that he's up agen middle class morality all the time.... What is middle class morality? Just an excuse for never giving me anything.
I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.
The only way in which a nation can make itself wealthy and prosperous is by good housekeeping: that is, by providing for its wants in the order of their importance, and allowing no money to be wasted on whims and luxuries until necessities have been thoroughly served.
That is what all poets do: they talk to themselves out loud; and the world overhears them. But it's horribly lonely not to hear someone else talk sometimes.
He's a man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it. George Bernard Sha
No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.
You see things and you say, 'Why?'. But I dream things and I say, 'Why not?'.
Manners are more important than laws and upon them, to a great deal, the law depends....
The body was the slave of the vortex; but the slave has become the master; and we must free ourselves from that tyranny. It is this stuff [ indicating her body ], this flesh and blood and bone and all the rest of it, that is intolerable. Even prehistoric man dreamed of what he called an astral body,
In a hospital they throw you out into the street before you are half cured, but in a nursing home they don't let you out till you are dead.
People always get tired of one another. I grow tired of myself whenever I am left alone for ten minutes, and I am certain that I am fonder of myself than anyone can be of another person.
When a bishop at the first shot abandons the worship of Christ and rallies his flock round the altar of Mars, he may be acting patriotically... but that does not justify him in pretending...that Christ is, in effect, Mars.
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. If all economists were laid end to end they would not reach a conclusion.
Poverty does not produce unhappiness: It produces degradation.
I don't like the idea of killing my fellow creatures in order to eat their dead bodies.
We are the living graves of murdered beasts, slaughtered to satisfy our appetites. How can we hope in this world to attain the peace we say we are so anxious for?