IdleHearts / George Bernard Shaw
Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it .is greatness.
Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.
One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven’t and don’t.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
Hell is full of musical amateurs.
It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.
Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open.
Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.
Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.
I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.
Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.
No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.
Science never solves a problem without creating ten more.
Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.
Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.
If women were particular about men’s characters, they would never get married at all.
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.
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.
Life is a disease; and the only difference between one another is the stage of the disease at which he lives.
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.
A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.
A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold.