Marriage is the most licentious of human institutions.

-George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw

We must all share in the evils of the world or move to another planet.

George Bernard Shaw
Literature is like any other trade; you will never sell anything unless you go to the right shop.
George Bernard Shaw

A learned man is an idler who kills time by study.

George Bernard Shaw
Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated.
George Bernard Shaw

The art of manipulating public opinion, which is a necessary art for the democratic politician, and, like other arts, is sometimespractised with greater virtuosity by knaves than by honest men (who are apt to disdain it), has a different technique in different countries. For instance, in England we excel in whitewashing: in America they excel in tarring and feathering. We strain our nerves and stretch our consciences to avoid a scandal: Americans do the same to make one.

George Bernard Shaw
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.
George Bernard Shaw

As well consult a butcher on the value of vegetarianism as a doctor on the worth of vaccination.

George Bernard Shaw
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact than a drunken man is happier than a sober one
George Bernard Shaw

Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.

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.