It is a noteworthy fact that kicking and beating have played so considerable a part in the habits which necessity has imposed on mankind in past ages that the only way of preventing civilized men from beating and kicking their wives is to organize games in which they can kick and beat balls.

-George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw

It is doubtless wise, when a reform is introduced, to try to persuade the British public that it is not a reform at all; but appearances must be kept up to some extent at least.

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

Where there is no knowledge ignorance calls itself science.

George Bernard Shaw
What a heartbreaking job it is trying to combine authors for their own protection... the first lesson I learned was that when you take the field for the authors you will be safer without a breastplate than without a backplate.
George Bernard Shaw

Audacious ribald: your laughter will finish in hideous boredom before morning.

George Bernard Shaw
Though I can make my extravaganzas appear credible, I cannot make the truth appear so.
George Bernard Shaw

What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts.

George Bernard Shaw
Where equality is undisputed, so also is subordination.
George Bernard Shaw

All my life affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.

George Bernard Shaw
Youth is just wasted on young people.