The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew every time he sees me, while all the rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them
We are not taught to think decently on sex subjects, and consequently we have no language for them except indecent language.
Creation is a miracle of daily recurrence. 'A miracle a minute' would not be a bad slogan for God.
A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.
My father must have had some elementary education for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately
And so, to the end of history, murder shall breed murder, always in the name of right and honor and peace, until the gods are tired of blood and create a race that can understand.
There is nothing that can be changed more completely than human nature when the job is taken in hand early enough.
I am a brigand: I live by robbing the rich.' 'I am a gentleman: I live by robbing the poor.
When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them.
Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended. George Bernard
At present, intelligent people do not have their children vaccinated, nor does the law now compel them to. The result is not, as the Jennerians prophesied, the extermination of the human race by smallpox; on the contrary more people are now killed by vaccination than by smallpox.
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
An interesting play cannot in the nature of things mean anything but a play in which problems of conduct and character of personalimportance to the audience are raised and suggestively discussed.
You're only a beginner; and what you think is love, and interest, and all that, is not real love at all: three quarters of it is only unsatisfied curiosity.
If the announcer can produce the impression that he is a gentleman, he may pronounce as he pleases.
Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.
In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language; the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it.
If you don't begin to be a revolutionist at the age of twenty, then at fifty you will be a most impossible old fossil. If you area red revolutionary at the age of twenty, you have some chance of being up-to-date when you are forty!
The buried truth germinates and breaks through to the light.
We all have--to put it as nicely as I can--our lower centres and our higher centres. Our lower centres act: they act with terriblepower that sometimes destroys us; but they don't talk.... Since the war the lower centres have become vocal. And the effect is that of an earthquake. For they speak truth
Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.
Cruelty must be whitewashed by a moral excuse, and pretense of reluctance.
Those who canâ€™t change their minds canâ€™t change anything.
When a man of normal habits is ill, everyone hastens to assure him that he is going to recover. When a vegetarian is ill (which fortunately very seldom happens), everyone assures him that he is going to die, and that they told him so, and that it serves him right. They implore him to take at least a
Christmas is forced upon a reluctant and disgusted nation by the shopkeepers and the press; on its own merits it would wither and shrivel in the fiery breath of universal hatred.
Very nice sort of place, Oxford, I should think, for people that like that sort of place.
All religions begin with a revolt against morality, and perish when morality conquers them.
Hell is full of musical amateurs.
A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.
The righteous man takes his life in his hand whenever he utters the truth.