The greatest evils and the worst of crimes is poverty; our first duty, a duty to which every other consideration should be sacrificed, is not to be poor.
In the Middle Ages people believed that the earth was flat, for which they had at least the evidence of their senses: we believe it to be round, not because as many as 1 percent of us could give physical reasons for so quaint a belief, but because modern science has convinced us that nothing that is
All roads end at the grave, which is the gate to nothingness.
Somemenare bornkings; and someare bornstatesmen. The two are seldom the same.
I aint such a mug as to put up my children to all I know myself.
My father must have had some elementary education for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately
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
Stimulate the phagocytes.
If there was twenty ways of telling the truth and only one way of telling a lie, the Government would find it out. It's in the nature of governments to tell lies.
The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life. George Bernard
Socialism, reduced to its simplest legal and practical expression, means the complete discarding of the institution of private property by transforming it into public property, and the division of the resultant public income equally and indiscriminately among the entire population.
Unless the law of marriage were first made human, it could never become divine.
I appeal to the chemists to discover a humane gas that will kill instantly and painlessly. In short- a gentlemanly gas deadly by all means, but humane, not cruel.
You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'
He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
The British are apt to make merits of their stupidities, and to represent their various incapacities as points of good breeding.
Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't! George Bernard
I know I began as a passion and have ended as a habit , like all husbands .
Words are only postage stamps delivering the object for you to unwrap
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
Every man over forty is a scoundrel. George Bernard Sha
We live in an atmosphere of shame. We are ashamed of everything that is real about us; ashamed of ourselves, of our relatives, of our incomes, of our accents, of our opinions, of our experience, just as we are ashamed of our naked skins.
First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
In your dread of dictators you established a state of society in which every ward boss is a dictator, every private employer a dictator, every financier a dictator, all with the livelihood of the workers at his mercy, and no public responsibility.
Absolute honesty is as absurd an abstraction as an absolute temperature or an absolute value.
The danger of crippling thought, the danger of obstructing the formation of the public mind by specially suppressing ... representations is far greater than any real danger that there is from such representations.
Lack of money is the root of of all evil.
Spend all you have before you die, and do not outlive yourself.
Civilization is a disease produced by the practice of building societies with rotten material.