They tell me that So-and-So, who does not write prefaces, is no charlatan. Well, I am. I first caught the ear of the British public on a cart in Hyde Park, to the blaring of brass bands,and this . . . because . . . I am a natural-born mountebank.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)
Source: Three Plays for Puritans (1901)
Contributed by: Zaady
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?
Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't!
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.
Source: The Devil’s Disciple
You don't learn to hold your own in the world by standing on guard, but by attacking, and getting well hammered yourself.
Source: Getting Married, 1908
People must not be forced to adopt me as their favourite author, even for their own good.
Source: Man and Superman
Beauty is all very well at first sight; but whoever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.
What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts.
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