Zitat des Tages von George Bernard Shaw:
While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered animals, how can we expect any ideal living conditions on this earth?
Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious.
A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.
Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.
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 are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses.
If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'
Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.
The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
A man who has no office to go, to I don't care who he is, is a trial of which you can have no conception.
Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't!
An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.
Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.
You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it.
Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.
The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.
The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.
Hell is full of musical amateurs.
If women were particular about men's characters, they would never get married at all.
Very few people can afford to be poor.
She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.
A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
The frontier between hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things.
An index is a great leveller.
The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.
The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.