Why not give Christianity a trial?
You must not suppose, because I am a man of letters, that I never tried to earn an honest living.
If I own a large part of Scotland, I can turn the people off the land practically into the sea or across the sea. I can take women in child-bearing and throw them into the snow and leave them there. That has been done. I can do it for no better reason than I think it is better to shoot deer on the l
A book is like a child: it is easier to bring it into the world than to control it when it is launched there.
I have not wasted my life trifling with literary fools in taverns, as Johnson did, when he should have been shaking England with the thunder of his spirit
I have studied him - the wonderful man - and in my opinion far from being an anti-Christ he must be called the saviour of humanity.
Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid. George Bernard
The average age (longevity) of a meat eater is 63. I am on the verge of 85 and still work as hard as ever. I have lived quite long enough and am trying to die; but I simply cannot do it. A single beef-steak would finish me; but I cannot bring myself to swallow it. I am oppressed with a dread of livi
In truth , mankind cannot be saved from without, by schoolmasters or any other sort of masters: it can only be lamed and enslaved by them. It is said that if you wash a cat it will never again wash itself. This may or may not be true : what is certain is that if you teach a man anything he will neve
Hell is full of musical amateurs. George Bernard Sha
NAPOLEON: What shall we do with this soldier, Giuseppe? Everything he says is wrong. GIUSEPPE: Make him a general, Excellency, and then everything he says will be right.
Poverty doesn't bring unhappiness; it brings degradation.
Very nice sort of place, Oxford, I should think, for people that like that sort of place.
I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while.
You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'
Man is the only animal which esteems itself rich in proportion to the number and voracity of its parasites.
A miracle is an event which creates faith. That is the purpose and nature of miracles. Frauds deceive. An event which creates faith does not deceive: therefore it is not a fraud, but a miracle.
Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself.
Vulgarity is a necessary part of a complete author's equipment; and the clown is sometimes the best part of the circus.
A statesman who confines himself to popular legislation - or, for the matter of that, a playwright who confines himself to popular plays - is like a blind man's dog who goes wherever the blind man pulls him, on the ground that both of them want to go to the same place.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
My only policy is to profess evil and do good.
The more reasonable a student was in mathematics, the more unreasonable she was in the affairs of real life, concerning which fewtrustworthy postulates have yet been ascertained.
We learn from history that we learn nothing from history.
The longer I live, the more I realize that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time!
Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don't eat has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on.
The poor silly-clever Irishman takes off his hat to God's Englishman.
The real moment of success is not the moment apparent to the crowd.
The righteous man takes his life in his hand whenever he utters the truth.