I appeal to the chemists to discover a humane gas that will kill instantly and painlessly. In short- a gentlemanly gas deadly by all means, but humane, not cruel.
It is assumed that the woman must wait, motionless, until she is wooed. That is how the spider waits for the fly.
Nature holds no brief for the human experiment; it must stand or fall by its results.
Nothing is more dreadful than a husband who keeps telling you everything he thinks, and always wants to know what you think.
You know well I couldn't bear to live with a low common man after you two; and it's wicked and cruel of you to insult me by pretending I could.
Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.
When you loved me I gave you the whole sun and stars to play with. I gave you eternity in a single moment, strength of the mountains in one clasp of your arms, and the volume of all the seas in one impulse of your soul.
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
Most of the money given by rich people in "charity" is made up of conscience money, "ransom," political bribery, and bids for titles.... One buys moral credit by signing a cheque, which is easier than turning a prayer wheel.
The roulette table pays nobody except him that keeps it. Nevertheless a passion for gaming is common, though a passion for keeping roulette tables is unknown.
A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
Of the two lots, the woman's lot of perpetual motherhood, and the man's of perpetual babyhood, I prefer the man's.
Is the devil to have all the passions as well as all the good tunes?
Absolute honesty is as absurd an abstraction as an absolute temperature or an absolute value.
A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.
I never climbed any ladder: I have achieved eminence by sheer gravitation.
When a man of normal habits is ill, everyone hastens to assure him that he is going to recover. When a vegetarian is ill (which fortunately very seldom happens), everyone assures him that he is going to die, and that they told him so, and that it serves him right. They implore him to take at least a
Communism, being the lay form of Catholicism, and indeed meaning the same thing, has never had any lack of chaplains.
Bible worship, though at its best it may achieve sublimity by keeping its head in the skies, may also make itself both ridiculousand dangerous by having its feet off the ground.
If in the library of your house you do not have the works of the ancient Greek writers, then you live in a house with no light.
Life would be tolerable but for its amusements. George Bernard
Worst of all, there is no sign of any relaxation of antisemitism. Logically it has nothing to do with Fascism. But the human raceis imitative rather than logical; and as Fascism spreads antisemitism spreads.
Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not.
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
Cruelty must be whitewashed by a moral excuse, and pretense of reluctance.
The Jews generally give value. They make you pay; but they deliver the goods. In my experience the men who want something for nothing are invariably Christians.
Plato long ago pointed out the importance of being governed by men with sufficient sense of responsibility and comprehension of public duties to be very reluctant to undertake the work of governing.
Don't lose faith. Promise yourself that you will be a success story, and I promise you that all the forces of the universe will unite to come to your aid; you might not feel today or for a while, but the longer you wait the bigger the prize.
I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve.
Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.