Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
When we want to read of the deeds that are done for love, whither do we turn? To the murder column.
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.
The criminal law is no use to decent people.
The person I miss most is the one I could have been.
My mother married a very good man ... and she is not at all keen on my doing the same.
Nothing can save us from a perpetual headlong fall into a bottomless abyss but a solid footing of dogma; and we no sooner agree to that than we find that the only trustworthy dogma is that there is no dogma.
Men are always thinking that they are going to do something grandly wicked to their enemies; but when it comes to the point, really bad men are just as rare as really good ones.
Where equality is undisputed, so also is subordination.
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
If you teach a man anything, he will never learn.
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive. George Bernard Sha
HIGGINS. Have you no morals, man? DOOLITTLE [unabashed] Cant afford them, Governor. Neither could you if you was as poor as me.
We are all victims of the violence that animals suffer... their liberation is also our liberation.
That older and greater church to which I belong: the church where the oftener you laugh the better, because by laughter only can you destroy evil without malice
My situation is a solemn one: life is offered to me on the condition of eating beefsteaks. But death is better than cannibalism. My will contains directions for my funeral, which will be followed, not by mourning coaches, but by oxen, sheep, flocks of poultry, and a small traveling aquarium of live
We should have had socialism already, but for the socialists.
A modern gentleman [rich person] is necessarily the enemy of his country. Even in war he does not fight to defend it, but to prevent his power of preying on it from passing to a foreigner.
The philosopher is Nature's pilot. And there you have our difference: to be in hell is to drift: to be in heaven is to steer.
I don't believe in morality . I'm a disciple of Bernard Shaw.
Now of all the idealist abominations that make society pestiferous I doubt if there be any so mean as that of forcing self-sacrifice on a woman under the pretense that she likes it.
The best bought-up children are those who have seen thier parents as they are. Hypocrisy is not the first duty of a parent.
We are the masters at the moment, and not only at the moment, but for a very long time to come.
What you are to do without me I cannot imagine.
Plato long ago pointed out the importance of being governed by men with sufficient sense of responsibility and comprehension of public duties to be very reluctant to undertake the work of governing.
A vegetarian is not a person who lives on vegetables, any more than a Catholic is a person who lives on cats.
What is wrong with the prosaic Englishman is what is wrong with the prosaic men of all countries: stupidity.