In the arts of peace Man is a bungler.

-George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw

Fashions are the only induced epidemics, proving that epidemics can be induced by tradesmen.

George Bernard Shaw
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.
George Bernard Shaw

Always strive to find out what to do by thinking, without asking anybody. If you continually do this, you will soon act like a grown-up woman. For want of doing this, a very great number of grown-up people act like children.

George Bernard Shaw
Those who understand evil pardon it.
George Bernard Shaw

Who are those we love? Only those we do not hate.

George Bernard Shaw
Nothing makes a man so selfish as work.
George Bernard Shaw

I want to destroy ownership in order that possession and enjoyment may be raised to the highest point in every section of the community.

George Bernard Shaw
During the last considerable epidemic at the turn of the century, I was a member of the Health Committee of London Borough Council, and I learned how the credit of vaccination is kept up statistically by diagnosing all the revaccinated cases (of smallpox) as pustular eczema, varioloid or what not---except smallpox.
George Bernard Shaw

Capitalism drives the employers to do their worst to the employed, and the employed to do the least for them. And it boasts all the time of the incentive it provides to both to do their best! . . . The reason the Capitalist system has worked so far without jamming for more than a few months at a time, and then only in places, is that it has not yet succeeded in making a conquest of human nature so complete that everybody acts on strictly business principles.

George Bernard Shaw
Life on board a pleasure steamer violates every moral and physical condition of healthy life except fresh air. . . . It is a guzzling, lounging, gambling, dog's life. The only alternative to excitement is irritability.