Marriage is the most licentious of human institutions.

-George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw

The universal regard for money is the one hopeful fact in our civilization. Money is the most important thing in the world. It represents health, strength, honor, generosity and beauty . . . . Not the least of its virtues is that it destroys basic people as certainly as it fortifies and dignifies noble people.

George Bernard Shaw
You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
George Bernard Shaw

Englishmen never will be slaves; they are free to do whatever the government and public opinion allow them.

George Bernard Shaw
I do not know what I think until I write it.
George Bernard Shaw

Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force. But even Capitalist cynicism will admit that however unconscionable we may be when our own interests are affected, we can be most indignantly virtuous at the expense of others.

George Bernard Shaw
Your father is a fool skin deep; but you are a fool to your very marrow.
George Bernard Shaw

I feel nothing but the accursed happiness I have dreaded all my life long: the happiness that comes as life goes, the happiness of yielding and dreaming instead of resisting and doing, the sweetness of the fruit that is going rotten.

George Bernard Shaw
The art of government is the organisation of idolatry.
George Bernard Shaw

We sing in a church, why can we not dance there?

George Bernard Shaw
Home is the girl's prison and the woman's workhouse.