I work as my father drank.
Political necessities sometime turn out to be political mistakes. George Bernard
The nation's morals are like its teeth: the more decayed they are the more it hurts to touch them.
Newspaper : A device unable to distinguish between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation.
I fought linotype and montype for some time because it would not justify as well as handset could be made to do; but at last, as always happens, the machine outdid the hand, and got all the best types on it.
Home is the girl's prison and the woman's workhouse.
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.
Money is a most important thing in the world.
The novelties of one generation are only the resuscitated fashions of the generation before last.
You cannot be a hero without being a coward. George Bernard Sha
When men die of disease they are said to die fromnatural causes. When they recover (and mostly they do)the doctor gets the credit of curing them.
A woman whose face looked as if it had been made of sugar and someone had licked it.
Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done.
Nothing soothes me more after a long and maddening course of pianoforte recitals than to sit and have my teeth drilled.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. George Bernard Sha
Though the Life Force supplies us with its own purpose, it has no other brains to work with than those it has painfully and imperfectly evolved in our heads.
Only in the problem play is there any real drama, because drama is no mere setting up of the camera to nature: it is the presentation in parable of the conflict between Man's will and his environment: in a word, of problem.
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.
I am very subtle; but Man is deeper in his thought than I am. The woman knows that there is no such thing as nothing: the man knows that there is no such day as tomorrow. I do well to worship them.
To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching Man to regard himself as an experiment in the realization of God, to regard his hands as God's hand, his brain as God's brain, his purpose as God's purpose. He must regard God as a helpless Longing, which longed him into existence by its desper
Most people do not pray; they only beg. George Bernard Sha
Keep away from books and from men who get their ideas from books, and your own books will always be fresh.
Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. George Bernard Sha
The notion that the colonel need be a better man than the private is as confused as the notion that the keystone need be stronger than the coping stone.
A happy family is but an earlier heaven. George Bernard Sha
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
Style is effectiveness of assertion.
When the master has come to do everything through the slave, the slave becomes his master, since he cannot live without him.
The more reasonable a student was in mathematics, the more unreasonable she was in the affairs of real life, concerning which fewtrustworthy postulates have yet been ascertained.
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.