G.B.Shaw and Politics
May 12, 2010 Leave a comment
A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.
A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.
A man of great common sense and good taste – meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.
Animals are my friends… and I don’t eat my friends.
Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men’s imperfections, and conceal your own.
Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.
Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself.
Very few people can afford to be poor.
We are the only real aristocracy in the world: the aristocracy of money.
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
Anarchism is a game at which the police can beat you.
When the master has come to do everything through the slave, the slave becomes his master, since he cannot live without him.
Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.
Pessimist: a person who thinks everybody as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.