There is nothing that can be changed more completely than human nature when the job is taken in hand early enough.
He's a man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
Very few people can afford to be poor.
I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. George Bernard
Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.
The most sublime courage I have ever witnessed has been among that class too poor to know they possessed it, and too humble for the world to discover it.
Every drunken skipper trusts to Providence. But one of the ways of Providence with drunken skippers is to run them on the rocks.
Only in books has mankind known perfect truth, love and beauty.
Oh, well, if you want original conversations, you'd better go and talk to yourself.
Some people look at the world and say 'why?' Some people look at the world and say 'why not?'
The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react. George Bernard
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
If the governments devalue the currency in order to betray all creditors, you politely call this procedure 'inflation'.
When a heretic wishes to avoid martyrdom he speaks of "Orthodoxy, True and False" and demonstrates that the True is his heresy.
Nothing is more dreadful than a husband who keeps telling you everything he thinks, and always wants to know what you think.
Hell is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
Truth telling is not compatible with the defence of the realm.
I wish people would stop talking about my birthday.
Fine art is the subtlest, the most seductive, the most effective instrument of moral propaganda in the world, excepting only the example of personal conduct; and I waive even this exception in favor of the art of the stage, because it works by exhibiting examples of personal conduct made intelligibl
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
Only fools repeat the same things over and over, expecting to obtain different results.
As people get their opinions so largely from the newspapers they read... But the Press is not free, the newspapers are owned by rich men.
If you don't begin to be a revolutionist at the age of twenty, then at fifty you will be a most impossible old fossil. If you area red revolutionary at the age of twenty, you have some chance of being up-to-date when you are forty!
Nowadays a parlor maid as ignorant as Queen Victoria was when she came to the throne would be classed as mentally defective.
We sing in a church, why can we not dance there?
All the sweetness of religion is conveyed to the world by the hands of storytellers and image-makers. Without their fictions the truths of religion would for the multitude be neither intelligible nor even apprehensible; and the prophets would prophesy and the teachers teach in vain.
A learned man is an idler who kills time by study.
Instruction in sex is as important as instruction in food; yet not only are our adolescents not taught the physiology of sex, but never warned that the strongest sexual attraction may exist between persons so incompatible in tastes and capacities that they could not endure living together for a week
Socialism, reduced to its simplest legal and practical expression, means the complete discarding of the institution of private property by transforming it into public property, and the division of the resultant public income equally and indiscriminately among the entire population.