Hell is not all paved with bad intentions.
It is always necessary to overstate a cast startlingly to make people sit up and listen to it, and to frighten them into acting on it.
Doing what needs to be done may not make you happy, but it will make you great.
To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching Man to regard himself as an experiment in the realization of God, to regard his hands as God's hand, his brain as God's brain, his purpose as God's purpose. He must regard God as a helpless Longing, which longed him into existence by its desper
When a bishop at the first shot abandons the worship of Christ and rallies his flock round the altar of Mars, he may be acting patriotically... but that does not justify him in pretending...that Christ is, in effect, Mars.
Get out of my way; for I won't stop for you.
We cut the throat of a calf and hang it up by the heels to bleed to death so that our veal cutlet may be white; we nail geese to a board and cram them with food because we like the taste of liver disease; we tear birds to pieces to decorate our women's hats; we mutilate domestic animals for no reaso
You have to choose between trusting to the natural stability of gold and the natural stability of the honesty and intelligence of the members of the government. And, with due respect to these gentlemen, I advise you, as long as the capitalist system lasts, to vote for gold.
A man ought to be able to be fond of his wife without making a fool of himself about her.
All roads end at the grave, which is the gate to nothingness.
Unbounded hopes were placed on each successive extension of the electoral franchise, culminating in the enfranchisement of women.These hopes have been disappointed, because the voters, male and female, being politically untrained and uneducated, have (a) no grasp of constructive measures; (b) loathe
All progress means war with society.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
An Englishman does everything on principle: he fights you on patriotic principles; he robs you on business principles; he enslaves you on imperial principles.
The more ignorant men are, the more convinced are they that their little parish and their little chapel is an apex to which civilization and philosophy has painfully struggled up the pyramid of time from a desert of savagery.
He never does a proper thing without giving an improper reason for it.
Civilized society is one huge bourgeoisie: no nobleman dares now shock his greengrocer.
No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.
Those who won't hesitate to vivisect, won't hesitate to lie about it as well.
My schooling did me a great deal of harm and no good whatever; it was simply dragging a child's soul through the dirt.
I try to follow his example, not to imitate him.
The moment we face it frankly we are driven to the conclusion that the community has a right to put a price on the right to live in it ... If people are fit to live, let them live under decent human conditions. If they are not fit to live, kill them in a decent human way. Is it any wonder that some
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. George Bernard
My opportunities were still there, nay, they multiplied tenfold; but the strength and youth to cope with them began to fail, and to need eking out with the shifty cunning of experience.
Of the three official objects of our prison system: vengeance, deterrence, and reformation of the criminal, only one is achieved; and that is the one which is nakedly abominable.
When men die of disease they are said to die fromnatural causes. When they recover (and mostly they do)the doctor gets the credit of curing them.
No elaboration of physical or moral accomplishment can atone for the sin of parasitism.
It exasperated her to think that the dungeon in which she had languished for so many unhappy years had been unlocked all the time, and that the impulses she had so carefully struggled with and stifled for the sake of keeping well with society, were precisely those by which alone she could have come
A family is a tyranny ruled over by it's weakest member.
He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.