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

-George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw

Instruction in sex is as important as instruction in food; yet not only are our adolescents not taught the physiology of sex, but never warned that the strongest sexual attraction may exist between persons so incompatible in tastes and capacities that they could not endure living together for a week much less a lifetime.

George Bernard Shaw
The test of good education is seeing how it behaves in a fight.
George Bernard Shaw

Wise kings wear shabby clothes, and leave the gold lace to the drum major.

George Bernard Shaw
Our lives are shaped not as much by our experiences as by our expectations.
George Bernard Shaw

There is nothing on earth more exquisite than a bonny book, with well-placed columns of rich black writing in beautiful borders, and illuminated pictures cunningly inset. But nowadays, instead of looking at books, people read them. A book might as well be one of those orders for bacon and bran.

George Bernard Shaw
A book is like a child: it is easier to bring it into the world than to control it when it is launched there.
George Bernard Shaw

Write your Sad times in Sand,Write your Good times in Stone.

George Bernard Shaw
The road to ignorance is paved with good editions. Only the illiterate can afford to buy good books now.
George Bernard Shaw

Ye poor posterity, think not that ye are the first. Other fools before ye have seen the sun rise and set, and the moon change her shape and her hour. As they were so ye are; and yet not so great; for the pyramids my people built stand to this day; whilst the dustheaps on which ye slave, and which ye call empires, scatter in the wind even as ye pile your dead sons' bodies on them to make yet more dust.

George Bernard Shaw
You may well ask me why...I took the time to write [books]. I can only reply that I do not know. There was no why about it. I had to: that was all.