It is a monstrous thing to force a child to learn Latin or Greek or mathematics on the ground that they are an indispensable gymnastic for the mental powers. It would be monstrous even if it were true.

-George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw

As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.

George Bernard Shaw
Life at its noblest leaves mere happiness far behind; and indeed cannot endure it. Happiness is not the object of life: life has no object: it is an end in itself; and courage consists in the readiness to sacrifice happiness for an intenser quality of life.
George Bernard Shaw

Nobody supposes that doctors are less virtuous than judges;but a judge whose salary and reputation depended on whetherthe verdict was for plaintiff or defendant, prosecutor or prisoner,would be as little trusted as a general in the pay of the enemy.

George Bernard Shaw
I loathe the mess of mean superstitions and misunderstood prophecies which is still rammed down the throats of children under the name of Christianity.
George Bernard Shaw

I knew if I waited around long enough something like this would happen.

George Bernard Shaw
A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.
George Bernard Shaw

Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.

George Bernard Shaw
Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.
George Bernard Shaw

You can always tell an old soldier by the inside of his holsters and cartridge boxes. The young ones carry pistols and cartridges; the old ones, grub.

George Bernard Shaw
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.