First really like is just a little bit foolishness as well as a lot of curiosity. No actually self-respecting girl would reap the benefits of it.
An asylum for the sane would be empty in America. George Bernard
Revelations: A curious record of the visions of a drug addict.
Where there is no religion, hypocrisy becomes good taste.
Of the two lots, the woman's lot of perpetual motherhood, and the man's of perpetual babyhood, I prefer the man's.
People must not be forced to adopt me as their favourite author, even for their own good.
This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one.
An Englishman does everything on principle: he fights you on patriotic principles; he robs you on business principles; he enslaves you on imperial principles.
I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears to me to possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence which can make itself appeal to every age. I have studied him - the wonderful man and
The seven deadly sins... food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven millstones from Man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the millstones are lifted.
Don't order any black things. Rejoice in his memory; and be radiant: leave grief to the children. Wear violet and purple. Be patient with the poor people who will snivel: they don't know; and they think they will live for ever, which makes death a division instead of a bond.
Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny; they have only shifted it to another shoulder.
If ever I utter an oath again may my soul be blasted to eternal damnation!
The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.
Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us.
If you can say a thing with one stroke, unanswerably you have style; if not, you are at best a marchande de plaisir; a decorative litt
A happy family is but an earlier heaven. George Bernard Sha
Most married couples spend the whole day apart, the woman in the house, the man in the office or study or workshop.
How can what an Englishman believes be hearsay? It is a contradiction in terms.
Christianity as a specific doctrine was slain with Jesus, suddenly and utterly. He was hardly cold in his grave, or high in his heaven (as you please), before the apostles dragged the tradition of him down to the level of the thing it has remained ever since.
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous. George Bernard Sha
The British are apt to make merits of their stupidities, and to represent their various incapacities as points of good breeding.
Patriotism is a word which always commemorates a robbery.
Morals are a luxury of the rich.
It is not enough to know what is good: you must be able to do it.
While browsing in a second-hand bookshop one day, George Bernard Shaw was amused to find a copy of one of his own works which he himself had inscribed for a friend: "To ----, with esteem, George Bernard Shaw." He immediately purchased the book and returned it to the friend with a second inscription:
In the arts of life main invents nothing; but in the arts of death he outdoes Nature herself, and produces by chemistry and machinery all the slaughter of plague, pestilence and famine. ... There is nothing in Man's industrial machinery but his greed and sloth: his heart is in his weapons.
Who is this Baby Ruth? And what does she do?
Life is like a flame that is always burning itself out...
A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic. George Bernard Sha