A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. George Bernard
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.
The only fundamental and possible socialism is the socialisation of the selective breeding of man.
Christianity as a specific doctrine was slain with Jesus, suddenly and utterly. He was hardly cold in his grave, or high in his heaven (as you please), before the apostles dragged the tradition of him down to the level of the thing it has remained ever since.
The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.
All government is cruel; for nothing is so cruel as impunity.
A serious illness or a death advertises the doctor exactly as a hanging advertises the barrister who defended the person hanged.
The real moment of success is not the moment apparent to the crowd.
Cruelty would be delicious if one could only find some sort of cruelty that didn't really hurt.
The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew every time he sees me, while all the rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them
I was a freethinker before I knew how to think.
Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground, and it explodes into an oak! Bury a sheep, and nothing happens but decay.
The only person who acts sensibly is my tailor. He takes my measure anew every time he sees me. Everyone else goes by their old measurements.
A man ought to be able to be fond of his wife without making a fool of himself about her.
The ideal love affair should be conducted by post.
Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life. George Bernard
Don't think you can frighten me by telling me that I am alone. France is alone. God is alone. And the loneliness of God is His strength.
Every person who has mastered a profession is a skeptic concerning it.
If ever I utter an oath again may my soul be blasted to eternal damnation!
Indifference is the essence of inhumanity.
Here there is no hope, and consequently no duty, no work, nothing to be gained by praying, nothing to be lost by doing what you like. Hell, in short, is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself.
Imprisonment is as irrevocable as death.
If women were particular about men's characters, they would never get married at all.
The churches must learn humility as well as teach it.
Man is the only animal which esteems itself rich in proportion to the number and voracity of its parasites.
If you eliminate smoking and gambling, you will be amazed to find that almost all an Englishman's pleasures can be, and mostly are, shared by his dog.
Start with the belief that your life can indeed be changed, and that you have the power to change it.
When I speak of The Case for Equality I mean human equality; and that, of course, can only mean one thing: it means equality of income.
Poverty does not produce unhappiness: It produces degradation.