Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability.

-George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw

My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity.

George Bernard Shaw
But to admire a strong person and to live under that strong person’s thumb are two different things.
George Bernard Shaw

A man's behaviour may be quite harmless and even beneficial, when he ismorally behaving like a scoundrel. And he may do great harm when he is morally acting on the highest principles.

George Bernard Shaw
Financiers live in a world of illusion. They count on something which they call the capital of the country, which has no existence.
George Bernard Shaw

The apparent multiplication of gods is bewildering at the first glance, but you soon discover that they are the same GOD. There is always one uttermost God who defies personification. This makes Hinduism the most tolerant religion in the world, because its one transcendent God includes all possible gods. In fact Hinduism is so elastic and so subtle that the most profound Methodist, and crudest idolater, are equally at home with it.

George Bernard Shaw
Effectiveness of assertion is the alpha and omega of style.
George Bernard Shaw

Style is effectiveness of assertion.

George Bernard Shaw
The cinema is going to form the mind of England. The national conscience, the national ideals and tests of conduct, will be those of the film.
George Bernard Shaw

You are all alike, you respectable people. You can't tell me the bursting strain of a ten-inch gun, which is a very simple matter;but you all think you can tell me the bursting strain of a man under temptation. You daren't handle high explosives; but you're all ready to handle honesty and truth and justice and the whole duty of man, and kill one another at that game. What a country! What a world!

George Bernard Shaw
My mother married a very good man ... and she is not at all keen on my doing the same.