No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious. George Bernard
My father must have had some elementary education for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately
All progress depends on the unreasonable man.
The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life.
As people get their opinions so largely from the newspapers they read, the corruption of the schools would not matter so much if the Press were free. But the Press is not free. As it costs at least a quarter of a million of money to establish a daily newspaper in London, the newspapers are owned by
Most people go to their grave with their music inside them.
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't! George Bernard
Don't ask me for promises until I know what I am promising.
Nobody supposes that doctors are less virtuous than judges;but a judge whose salary and reputation depended on whetherthe verdict was for plaintiff or defendant, prosecutor or prisoner,would be as little trusted as a general in the pay of the enemy.
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.
My schooling did me a great deal of harm and no good whatever; it was simply dragging a child's soul through the dirt.
When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them.
Has fear ever held a man back from anything he really wanted?
Atrocities are not less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called medical research.
The poor silly-clever Irishman takes off his hat to God's Englishman.
The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.
Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
Beauty is a short-lived tyranny. George Bernard
I tell you that as long as I can conceive something better than myself I cannot be easy unless I am striving to bring it into existence or clearing the way for it.
I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.
Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground, and it explodes into an oak! Bury a sheep, and nothing happens but decay.
Reason enslaves all whose minds are not strong enough to master her.
It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.
There is nothing more dangerous than the conscience of a bigot. George Bernard Sha
The public want actresses, because they think all actresses bad. They don't want music or poetry because they know that both are good. So actors and actresses thrive and poets and composers starve.
You cannot learn to skate without making yourself ridiculous - the ice of life is slippery.
Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.
If at age 20 you are not a Communist then you have no heart. If at age 30 you are not a Capitalist then you have no brains.
Lack of money is the root of all evil.