Crime is only the retail department of what, in wholesale, we call penal law.
A man's interest in the world is only an overflow from his interest in himself.
After all, the wrong road always leads somewhere.
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
The American white relegates the black to the rank of shoeshine boy; and he concludes from this that the black is good for nothing but shining shoes.
Every dream is a prophecy: every jest is an earnest in the womb of Time.
In art, as in politics, there is no such thing as gratitude.
The frontier between hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things.
Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.
To the person with a toothache, even if the world is tottering, there is nothing more important than a visit to a dentist.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
Be like the sun and meadow, which are not in the least concerned about the coming winter.
For nearly twenty years I have been a published author... But I have never yet seen a book of mine offered for sale in a shop window.
Once the divinity we worshipped made itself visible and comprehensible, we crucified it.
It is ridiculous to say that art has nothing to do with morality. What is true is that the artist's business is not that of the policeman.
It's a dangerous thing to be married right up to the hilt, like my daughter's husband. The man is at home all day, like a damned soul in hell.
Patriotism is a word which always commemorates a robbery.
Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out.
The function of the actor is to make the audience imagine for the moment that real things are happening to real people.
Hate is the revenge of a coward intimidated.
My method of getting a play across the footlights is like a revolver shooting: every line has a bullet in it and comes with an explosion.
I have my own soul. My own spark of divine fire.
I find that the moment I let a woman make friends with me, she becomes jealous, exacting, suspicious, and a damned nuisance. I find that the moment I let myself make friends with a woman, I become selfish and tyrannical.
We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.
The vilest abortionist is he who attempts to mould a child's character.
My reputation grows with every failure.
When it comes to the point, really bad men are just as rare as really good ones.
Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability.
People who are hard, grasping and always ready to take advantage of their neighbors become very rich.
We are the living graves of murdered beasts, slaughtered to satisfy our appetites. How can we hope in this world to attain the peace we say we are so anxious for?
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.
The roulette table pays nobody except him that keeps it. Nevertheless a passion for gaming is common, though a passion for keeping roulette tables is unknown.
Man is unique in that he has plans, purpose and goals which require the need for criteria of choice. The need for ethical value is within man whose future may largely be determined by the choice he make.
There is at bottom only one genuinely scientific treatment for all diseases, and that is to stimulate the phagocytes.
Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.
There is no accomplishment so easy to acquire as politeness and none more profitable.
It is nearly 50 years since I was assured by a conclave of doctors that if I did not eat meat I should die of starvation.
No king on earth is as safe in his job as a Trade Union official. There is only one thing that can get him sacked; and that is drink. Not even that, as long as he doesn't actually fall down.
Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.
We are told that when Jehovah created the world he saw that it was good what would he say now.
Treat a friend as a person who may someday become your enemy; an enemy as a person who may someday become your friend.
What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts.
Caesar was a man of great common sense and good taste, meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
The open mind never acts: when we have done our utmost to arrive at a reasonable conclusion, we still must close our minds for the moment with a snap, and act dogmatically on our conclusions.
I find that socialism is often misunderstood by its least intelligent supporters and opponents to mean simply unrestrained indulgence of our natural propensity to heave bricks at respectable persons.
Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us.
Life is a flame that is always burning itself out; but it catches fire again every time a child is born. Life is greater than death, and hope than despair.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
People get tired of everything, and of nothing sooner than of what they most like.
The doctor learns that if he gets ahead of the superstitions of his patients he is a ruined man; and the result is that he instinctively takes care not to get ahead of them.
Those who admire modern civilization usually identify it with the steam engine and the electric telegraph.
If you eliminate smoking and gambling, you will be amazed to find that almost all an Englishman's pleasures can be, and mostly are, shared by his dog.
The plain working truth is that it is not only good for people to be shocked occasionally, but absolutely necessary to the progress of society that they should be shocked pretty often.
When a man says money can do anything, that settles it: he hasn't got any.
We don't stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.
Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
You have learnt something. That always feels at first as if you had lost something.
While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered animals, how can we expect any ideal living conditions on this earth?
Obedience simulates subordination as fear of the police simulates honesty.
Activity is the only road to knowledge.
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.
The buried truth germinates and breaks through to the light.
The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone, the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood.
You accepted Allah or you had your throat cut by someone who did accept him, and who went to Paradise for having sent you to Hell.
What is the use of straining after an amiable view of things, when a cynical view is most likely to be the true one?.
If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.
Taxes are the chief business of a conqueror of the world.
The minority is sometimes right; the majority always wrong.
We want a few mad people now. See where the sane ones have landed us!
Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends.
Never resist temptation: prove all things: hold fast that which is good.
The Jews generally give value. They make you pay; but they deliver the goods. In my experience the men who want something for nothing are invariably Christians.
No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
The Englishmen is at his best on the links and at his worst in the Cabinet.
There are no secrets better kept than the secrets that everybody guesses.
The fact is that the intrinsic worth of the book, play or whatever the author is trying to sell is the least, last factor in the the whole transaction.
It is not enough to know what is good: you must be able to do it.
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.
Financiers live in a world of illusion. They count on something which they call the capital of the country, which has no existence.
The road to ignorance is paved with good editors.
Experience fails to teach where there is no desire to learn.
Woman reduces us all to the common denominator.
The person who is ignorant enough to believe that his nourishment depends on meat is in a horrible dilemma.
If a woman rebels against high-heeled shoes, she should take care to do it in a very smart hat.
Nothing is more dangerous than a poor doctor: not even a poor employer or a poor landlord.
Of the three official objects of our prison system: vengeance, deterrence, and reformation of the criminal, only one is achieved; and that is the one which is nakedly abominable.
A man's interest in the world is only an overflow from his interest in himself.
An index is a great leveller.
What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn't come every day.
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.
Take the utmost care to get well born and well brought up.
The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound.
Let not the right side of your brain know what the left side doeth.
Nothing soothes me more after a long and maddening course of pianoforte recitals than to sit and have my teeth drilled.
Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
Telling the truth is the funniest joke in the world.
Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.
It was from Handel that I learned that style consists in force of assertion.
In gambling the many must lose in order that the few may win.
Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.
Making Life means making trouble.
You cannot have power for good without having power for evil too. Even mother's milk nourishes murderers as well as heroes.
You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.
My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity.
A learned man is an idler who kills time by study.
It is clear that a novel cannot be too bad to be worth publishing... It certainly is possible for a novel to be too good to be worth publishing.
Martyrdom... is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.
Opera is when a tenor and soprano want to make love, but are prevented from doing so by a baritone.
When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport. When a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.
The unconscious self is the real genius. Your breathing goes wrong the moment your conscious self meddles with it.
Vitality is a woman is a blind fury of creation.
I choose not to make a graveyard of my body for the rotting corpses of dead animals.
If you take too long in deciding what to do with your life, you'll find you've done it.
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
We are members one of another; so that you cannot injure or help your neighbor without injuring or helping yourself.
Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
Your heart and your mouth wil be in two separate parts of your body if you again forget in whose presence you stand.
Remember that the progress of the world depends on your knowing better than your elders.
The mathematician is fascinated with the marvelous beauty of the forms he constructs, and in their beauty he finds everlasting truth.
Science never solves a problem without creating ten more.
The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.
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.
I hate the poor and look forward eagerly to their extermination.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
Very nice sort of place, Oxford, I should think, for people that like that sort of place.
Worst of all, there is no sign of any relaxation of antisemitism. Logically it has nothing to do with Fascism. But the human raceis imitative rather than logical; and as Fascism spreads antisemitism spreads.
A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
Our ideals, like the gods of old, are constantly demanding human sacrifices.
The worst cliques are those which consist of one man.
Who is this Baby Ruth? And what does she do?
My religion? Well, my dear, I am a Millionaire. That is my religion.
Animals are my friends, and I don't eat my friends.
I have studied him -- the wonderful man -- and in my opinion far from being an anti-Christ he must be called the saviour of humanity.
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
This is the true joy-the being used for the purpose recognized as a mighty one.
A true artist will let his wife starve, his children go barefoot, his mother drudge for his living at seventy, sooner than work at anything but his art.
If you can't appreciate what you've got, you'd better get what you can appreciate.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
Boasting about modesty is typical of the English.
A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses.
I occasionally swank a little because people like it; a modest man is such a nuisance.
The most tragic thing in the world is a man of genius who is not a man of honor.
He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
There is no sincerer love than the love of ice cream.
The man who has never made a mistake will never make anything else.
Dancing is a very crude attempt to get into the rhythm of life.
Love is the gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity.
It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.
Youth is such a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
Sherlock Holmes was a drug addict without a single amiable trait.
This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one.
The universal regard for money is the one hopeful fact in our civilization.
Creation is a miracle of daily recurrence. 'A miracle a minute' would not be a bad slogan for God.
When you read a biography remember that the truth is never fit for publication.
In heaven an angel is nobody in particular.
The real pleasure of one's life is the devotion to a great objective of one's consideration.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
Emotional excitement reaches men through tea, tobacco, opium, whisky, and religion.
Whisky is liquid sunshine.
A succession of eye-openers each involving the repudiation of some previously held belief.
A love affair should always be a honeymoon. And the only way to make sure of that is to keep changing the man; for the same man can never keep it up.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
It seems as though every time you learn something new you have to give up something.
Most of my recent plays were written in the railway train between Hatfield and Kings Cross. I write anywhere, on the top of omnibuses or wherever I may be; it is all the same to me.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
Most people go to their grave with their music inside them.
Never waste jealousy on a real man: it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run.
What is wrong with the prosaic Englishman is what is wrong with the prosaic men of all countries: stupidity.
Make it compulsory for a doctor using a brass plate to have inscribed on it, in addition to the letters indicating his qualifications, the words 'Remember that I too am mortal'.
If we women were particular about men's characters, we should never get married at all.
I have to live for others and not for myself: that's middle-class morality.
Science, never solves a problem without creating ten more.
No community has ever yet passed beyond the initial phases in which its pugnacity and fanaticism enabled it to found a nation, and its cupidity to establish and develop a commercial civilization.
We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence... on pain of liquidation.
The business man -- the man to whom age brings golf instead of wisdom.
Every Englishman believes that Handel now occupies an important position in heaven. If so, le bon Dieu must feel toward him very much as Louis Treize felt toward Richelieu.
I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.
It's prudent to gain the whole world and lose your own soul. But don't forget that your soul sticks to you if you stick to it; but the world has a way of slipping through your fingers.
If you begin by sacrificing yourself to those you love, you will end by hating those to whom you have sacrificed yourself.
Death is for many of us the gate of hell;
but we are inside on the way out,
not outside on the way in.
Wise kings wear shabby clothes, and leave the gold lace to the drum major.
Nobody can say a word against Greek: it stamps a man at once as an educated gentlemen.
When the world goes mad, one must accept madness as sanity; since sanity is, in the last analysis, nothing but the madness on which the whole world happens to agree.
As 99 per cent of English authors and 100 per cent of American ones authors are just such imbeciles, managers and publishers make a practice of asking for every right the author possesses.
Now of all the idealist abominations that make society pestiferous I doubt if there be any so mean as that of forcing self-sacrifice on a woman under the pretense that she likes it.
Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
I love little children too but I don't cut off their heads and stick them in vases.
A man who desires to get married should know everything or nothing.
Medical science is as yet very imperfectly differentiated from common cure-mongering witchcraft.
Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody can read.
The most sublime courage I have ever witnessed has been among that class too poor to know they possessed it, and too humble for the world to discover it.
Fashions are the only induced epidemics, proving that epidemics can be induced by tradesmen.
Lack of money is the root of of all evil.
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.
We sing in a church, why can we not dance there?
If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do.
Jesus remains unshaken as the practical man; and we stand exposed as the fools, the blunderers, the unpractical visionaries.
The sound body is the product of the sound mind.
In a hospital they throw you out into the street before you are half cured, but in a nursing home they don't let you out till you are dead.
Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters anymore. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.
I am a Christian. That obliges me to be a Communist.
You're only a beginner; and what you think is love, and interest, and all that, is not real love at all: three quarters of it is only unsatisfied curiosity.
There is nothing so bad or so good that you will not find Englishmen doing it; but you will never find an Englishman in the wrong. He does everything on principle.
Oh, well, if you want original conversations, you'd better go and talk to yourself.
It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.
O Lord! I don't know which is the worst of the country, the walking or the sitting at home with nothing to do.
Alcohol is a very necessary article. It enables Parliament to do things at eleven at night that no sane person would do at eleven in the morning.
Effectiveness of assertion is the alpha and omega of style.
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.
You don't expect me to know what to say about a play when I don't know who the author is, do you? ... If it's by a good author, it's a good play, naturally. That stands to reason.
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
Newspaper : A device unable to distinguish between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation.
A tranquil woman can go on sewing longer than an angry man can go on fuming.
I'm not a teacher: only a fellow-traveller of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead- ahead of myself as well as you.
You don't get tired of muffins, but you don't find inspiration in them.
The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post.
I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while.
An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.
I like a bit of mongrel myself, whether it's a man or a dog.
A man learns to skate by staggering about and making a fool of himself. Indeed he progresses in all things by resolutely making a fool of himself.
The idea of personal salvation is intensely repugnant to me when it is not absurd. Imagine Roosevelt, the big brute, preserving his personality in a future state and swaggering about as a celestial Rough Rider!
Two percent of the people think; three percent of the people think they think; and ninety-five percent of the people would rather die than think.
There are two things necessary to Salvation.... Money and gunpowder.
Marriage is to me apostasy, profanation of the sanctuary of my soul, violation of my manhood, sale of my birthright, shameful surrender, ignominious capitulation, acceptance of defeat.
When a prisoner sees the door of his dungeon open, he dashes for it without stopping to think where he shall get his dinner outside.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
How can what an Englishman believes be hearsay? It is a contradiction in terms.
The longer I live, the more I realize that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time!
The early Christian rules of life were not made to last, because the early Christians did not believe that the world itself was going to last.
Now that we have learned to fly the air like birds, swim under water like fish, we lack one thing -- to learn to live on earth as human beings.
In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language; the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it.
To disbelieve in marriage is easy: to love a married woman is easy; but to betray a comrade, to be disloyal to a host, to break the covenant of bread and salt, is impossible.
A day's work is a day's work, neither more nor less, and the man or woman who does it needs a day's sustenance, a night's repose and due leisure, whether they be painter or ploughman.
Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me.
A married man forms married habits and becomes dependent on marriage just as a sailor becomes dependent on the sea.
I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.
Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles.
Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.
A man without an address is a vagabond; a man with two addresses is a libertine.
Only in books has mankind known perfect truth, love and beauty.
Martyrdom is the only path to immortality that requires no talent whatsoever.
The 100% American is 99% idiot.
You are the only sort of man in whose existence I see much hope for in this deplorable world.
Even a vortex is a vortex in something. You can't have a whirlpool without water; and you can't have a vortex without gas, or molecules or atoms or ions or electrons or something, not nothing.
A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.
The greatest thing in life is to die young -- but delay it as long as possible.
The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.
Idiots are always in favour of inequality of income (their only chance of eminence), and the really great in favour of equality.
All young women begin by believing they can change and reform the men they marry. They can't.
Man gives every reason for his conduct save one, every excuse for his crimes save one, every plea for his safety save one; and that one is his cowardice.
The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.
Women have been a ghastly nuisance in my life.
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be.
The British are apt to make merits of their stupidities, and to represent their various incapacities as points of good breeding.
I shall always be a flower girl to Professor Higgins, because he always treats me as a flower girl, and always will; but I know I can be a lady to you, because you always treat me as a lady, and always will.
If any religion had a chance of ruling over England, nay Europe within the next hundred years, it could be Islam.
History, sir, will tell lies as usual.
Grain by grain, a loaf. Stone upon stone, a palace.
Happiness and Beauty are by-products.
He who can, does; he who cannot, teaches.
There is a terrible truthfulness about photography that sometimes makes a thing look ridiculous.
Home is the girl's prison and the woman's workhouse.
It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him.
Here there is no hope, and consequently no duty, no work, nothing to be gained by praying, nothing to be lost by doing what you like. Hell, in short, is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself.
Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich-something for nothing.
A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
It is one of the mysterious ways of Allah to make women troublesome when he makes them beautiful.
Marriage is tolerable enough in its way if youre easygoing and dont expect too much from it. But it doesnt bear thinking about.
We educate one another; and we cannot do this if half of us consider the other half not good enough to talk to.
A serious illness or a death advertises the doctor exactly as a hanging advertises the barrister who defended the person hanged.
I loathe the mess of mean superstitions and misunderstood prophecies which is still rammed down the throats of children under the name of Christianity.
Those who are looking for paradise on Earth should come and see Dubrovnik.
Any belief worth having must survive doubt.
My own education has been entirely controversial: that is why I know what I am writing about; and appear eccentric to dogmatically educated Old School Ties whose heads are stuffed with obsolete shibboleths.
What is virtue but the Trade Unionism of the married?
A nap, my friend, is a brief period of sleep which overtakes superannuated persons when they endeavor to entertain unwelcome visitors or to listen to scientific lectures.
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
The only sensible person is my tailor. He measures me anew each time he sees me.
Not everybody is strong enough to endure life without an anesthetic. Drink probably averts more gross crime than it causes.
The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.
Imprisonment, as it exists today, is a worse crime than any of those committed by its victims.
Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it.
If you demand my authorities for this and that, I must reply that only those who have never hunted up the authorities as I have believe that there is any authority who is not contradicted flatly by some other authority.
The criminal law is no use to decent people.
I fought linotype and montype for some time because it would not justify as well as handset could be made to do; but at last, as always happens, the machine outdid the hand, and got all the best types on it.
He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
A book is like a child: it is easier to bring it into the world than to control it when it is launched there.
When you find something funny search it for hidden truth.
There is not one single established religion that an intelligent, educated man can believe.
We have in England a curious belief in first-rate people, meaning all the people we do not know; and this consoles us for the undeniable second-rateness of the people we do know.
Of all the anti-social vested interests the worst is the vested interest in ill-health.
God help England if she had no Scots to think for her.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.
It's so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right.
If all the statisticians in the world were laid head to toe, they wouldn't be able to reach a conclusion.
Make money and the whole nation will conspire to call you a gentleman.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
Though justice be Thy plea, consider this: That in the course of justice none of us should see salvation. We do pray for mercy, And that same prayer doth teach us all to render The deeds of mercy.
Though all society is founded on intolerance, all improvement is founded on tolerance.
Just as I cannot remember any time when I could not read and write, I cannot remember any time when I did not exercise my imagination in daydreams about women.
Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.
Put an Irishman on the spit and you can always get another Irishman to turn him.
There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses.
Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive.
The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood.
Money is the most important thing in the world. It represents health, strength, honor, generosity, and beauty as conspicuously as the want of it represents illness, weakness, disgrace, meanness, and ugliness.
To a professional critic (I have been one myself) theatre-going is the curse of Adam. The play is the evil he is paid to endure in the sweat of his brow; and the sooner it is over, the better.
Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones. All men mean well.
The danger of crippling thought, the danger of obstructing the formation of the public mind by specially suppressing ... representations is far greater than any real danger that there is from such representations.
It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor.
Self-control is the quality that distinguishes the fittest to survive.
The way to deal with worldly people is to frighten them by repeating their scandalous whisperings aloud.
Liberty is the breath of life to nations.
The theory that music has a depraving effect on morals has now been abandoned to the old women of both sexes.
While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?
A moderately honest man with a moderately faithful wife, moderate drinkers both, in a moderately healthy house: that is the true middle class unit.
We are the living graves of murdered beasts.
Go anywhere in England where there are natural wholesome, contented and really nice English people; and what do you find? That the stables are the real centre of the household.
Every step of progress means a duty repudiated, and a scripture torn up.
Science is always wrong. It never solves a problem without creating ten more.
You cannot be a hero without being a coward.
All progress depends upon the unreasonable person.
Vulgarity in a king flatters the majority of the nation.
Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
The ordinary man is an anarchist. He wants to do as he likes. He may want his neighbour to be governed, but he himself doesn't want to be governed. He is mortally afraid of government officials and policemen.
It is easy -- terribly easy -- to shake a man's faith in himself. To take advantage of that, to break a man's spirit is devil's work.
There is nothing on earth intended for innocent people so horrible as a school.
A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.
A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.
Like fingerprints, all marriages are different.
Decency is indecency's conspiracy of silence.
There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it.
A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth.
Some men see things as they are and say why -- I dream things that never were and say why not.
The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.
Indifference is the essence of inhumanity.
Once there was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled. This time is called the Dark Ages. He who can, does. He who cannot teaches.
What I say today everybody will say tomorrow, though they will not remember who put it into their heads. Indeed they will be right for I never remember who puts things into my head : it is the Zeitgeist.
Hell is not all paved with bad intentions.
The churches must learn humility as well as teach it.
A soldier is an anachronism of which we must get rid.
Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability.
The censorship method ... is that of handing the job over to some frail and erring mortal man, and making him omnipotent on the assumption that his official status will make him infallible and omniscient.
Hell is full of musical amateurs.
Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
When God created man and woman, he did not take a patent. That's why any imbecile has been able to do so ever since.
Happiness and beauty are by-products. Folly is the direct pursuit of happiness and beauty.
Hell is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself.
Christianity might be a good thing if anyone ever tried it.
The surest way to ruin a man who doesn't know how to handle money is to give him some.
I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend... if you have one.
I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence.
There is nothing more dangerous than the conscience of a bigot.
The greatest fallacy with communication, is the belief that it has actually occurred.
When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.
I was convinced that Ceylon is the cradle of the human race because everybody there looks an original. All other nations are obviously mass produced.
I can't talk religion to a man with bodily hunger in his eyes.
My opportunities were still there, nay, they multiplied tenfold; but the strength and youth to cope with them began to fail, and to need eking out with the shifty cunning of experience.
If women were particular about men's characters, they would never get married at all.
If the announcer can produce the impression that he is a gentleman, he may pronounce as he pleases.
Belief in God meant belief in the old tribal idol called Jehovah; and I would not pretend I did not know whether it existed or not.
What you are to do without me I cannot imagine.
No severity of punishment deters when detection is uncertain, as it always must be.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
He who has never hoped, can never despair.
Some persons, by hating vice too much, come to love men too little. Hatred is self-punishment. Hatred is the cowards revenge for being intimidated.
The only fundamental and possible socialism is the socialisation of the selective breeding of man.
All progress means war with society.
There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.
Gentle Jesus, meek and mild' is a snivelling modern invention, with no warrant in the gospels.
God is on the side of the big battalions.
Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.
'I am a brigand: I live by robbing the rich.' 'I am a gentleman: I live by robbing the poor.'
Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.
An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.
I want to be all used up when I die.
When an apparent miracle happened.it proved divine mission to the credulous, and proved a contract with the devil to the skeptical.
Any man who is not a communist at the age of twenty is a fool. Any man who is still a communist at the age of thirty is an even bigger fool.
What is the matter with universities is that the students are school children, whereas it is of the very essence of university education that they should be adults.
When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
I am very sorry, but I cannot learn languages. I have tried hard, only to find that men of ordinary capacity can learn Sanskrit in less time that it takes me to buy a German Dictionary.
The pianoforte is the most important of all musical instruments; its invention was to music what the invention of printing was to poetry.
The heretic is always better dead. And mortal eyes cannot distinguish the saint from the heretic.
I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual Irish way: by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could.
The capacity of any conqueror is more likely than not to be an illusion produced by the incapacity of his adversary.
Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned. May not one lost soul be permitted to abstain?
Even if animal experimentation was proved to be of value, it would be morally wrong.
In the right key one can say anything. In the wrong key, nothing: the only delicate part is the establishment of the key.
A married man is a man with a past, while a bachelor is a man with a future.
There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
I have found, after a good deal of consideration, that the best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for Him here.
Man is the only animal which esteems itself rich in proportion to the number and voracity of its parasites.
Schools and schoolmasters, as we have them today, are not popular as places of education and teachers, but rather prisons and turnkeys in which children are kept to prevent them disturbing and chaperoning their parent.
There are only two classes in good society in England: the equestrian classes and the neurotic classes.
My rank is the highest known in Switzerland: I'm a free citizen.
Go anywhere in England where there are natural, wholesome, contented, and really nice English people; and what do you always find? That the stables are the real centre of the household.
Laws, religions, creeds, and systems of ethics, instead of making society better than its best unit, make it worse than its average unit, because they are never up to date.
Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.
All my life affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.
We don't bother much about dress and manners in England, because as a nation we don't dress well and we've no manners.
The poor silly-clever Irishman takes off his hat to God's Englishman.
The real Brahms is nothing more than a sentimental voluptuary. rather tiresomely addicted to dressing himself up as Handel or Beethoven and making a prolonged and intolerable noise.
The trouble with the media is that it seems unable to distinguish between the end of the world and a bicycle accident.
Do not do unto others as you expect they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
A cigarette is a pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end and a fool at the other.
Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
We know there is intention and purpose in the universe, because there is intention and purpose in us.
Whenever I see the word Operation, especially Trifling Operation, I at once write off the patient as dead.
When a man teaches something he does not know to somebody else who has no aptitude for it, and gives him a certificate of proficiency, the latter has completed the education of a gentleman.
Rich men without convictions are more dangerous in modern society than poor women without chastity.
Make me a beautiful word for doing things tomorrow; for that surely is a great and blessed invention.
I believe in Michelangelo, Velasquez, and Rembrandt; in the might of design, the mystery of color, the redemption of all things by Beauty everlasting, and the message of Art that has made these hands blessed. Amen. Amen.
A man's behaviour may be quite harmless and even beneficial, when he ismorally behaving like a scoundrel. And he may do great harm when he is morally acting on the highest principles.
It is the inefficiency and sham of ... our schools ... that save us from being dashed on the rocks of false doctrine instead of drifting down the midstream of mere ignorance.
I must have been an insufferable child; all children are.
The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.
I am the most spontaneous speaker in the world because every word, every gesture, and every retort has been carefully rehearsed.
My main reason for adopting literature as a profession was that, as the author is never seen by his clients, he need not dress respectably.
Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books nobody reads.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but prevented me from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself.
Nothing remains beautiful and interesting except thought, because the thought is the life.
Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.
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.
Property, said Proudhon, is theft. This is the only perfect truism that has been uttered on the subject.
I have not wasted my life trifling with literary fools in taverns, as Johnson did, when he should have been shaking England with the thunder of his spirit.
A man is like a phonograph with half-a-dozen records. You soon get tired of them all; and yet you have to sit at table whilst he reels them off to every new visitor.
When people shake their heads because we are living in a restless age, ask them how they would like to live in a stationary one, and do without change.
The whole world is strewn with snares, traps, gins and pitfalls for the capture of men by women.
A fool-proof method for sculpting an elephant: first, get a huge block of marble; then you chip away everything that doesn't look like an elephant.
The best reformers the world has ever seen are those who commence on themselves.
A man of great common sense and good taste -- meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
A good intention is like the seed of a tree whose fruit we do not know.
Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.
I do not want to make my stomach a graveyard of dead animals.
When I speak of The Case for Equality I mean human equality; and that, of course, can only mean one thing: it means equality of income.
Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
Never fret for an only son, the idea of failure will never occur to him.
I never climbed any ladder: I have achieved eminence by sheer gravitation.
This planet is obviously being used as an insane asylum by other planets.
Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again everytime a child is born.
It is most unwise for people in love to marry.
Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny; they have only shifted it to another shoulder.
You can always tell an old soldier by the inside of his holsters and cartridge boxes. The young ones carry pistols and cartridges; the old ones, grub.
The whole strength of England lies in the fact that the enormous majority of the English people are snobs.
All great Truth first starts as Blasphemy.
Revelations: A curious record of the visions of a drug addict.
Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.
The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.
Consistency is the enemy of enterprise, just as symmetry is the enemy of art.
To a mathematician the eleventh means only a single unit: to the bushman who cannot count further than his ten fingers it is an incalculable myriad.
Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics.
He who confuses political liberty with freedom and political equality with similarity has never thought for five minutes about either.
Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not.
Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.
A conquered nation is like a man with cancer: he can think of nothing else.
Where there is no religion, hypocrisy becomes good taste.
No sooner had Jesus knocked over the dragon of superstition than Paul boldly set it on its legs again in the name of Jesus.
Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their kind. It is the deed that teaches not the name we give it.
Woman's happiness begins with her first love and ends about then.
An American has no sense of privacy. He does not know what it means.There is no such thing in the country.
Audacious ribald: your laughter will finish in hideous boredom before morning.
Assassination is the extreme form of censorship; and it seems hard to justify an incitement to it on anti-censorial principles.
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.
The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.
The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination.
A doctor's reputation is made by the number of eminent men who die under his care.
A socialist is somebody who doesn't have anything, and is ready to divide it up equally among everybody.
The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.
The seven deadly sins... food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven millstones from Man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the millstones are lifted.
It is the highest creatures who take the longest to mature, and are the most helpless during their immaturity.
Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.
Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
It is not disbelief that is dangerous to our society; it is belief.
When Satan makes impure verses, Allah sends a divine tune to cleanse them.
Consciousness of a fact is not knowing it: if it were, the fish would know more of the sea than the geographers and the naturalists.
In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language: the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it.
If you do not say a thing in an irritating way, you may as well not say it at all because people will not trouble themselves about anything that does not trouble them.
Nobody could stand an eternity of Heaven.
The truth is, hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honor.
The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
Those who understand evil pardon it.
Every drunken skipper trusts to Providence. But one of the ways of Providence with drunken skippers is to run them on the rocks.
The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life.
Man is the only animal of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid...There is no harm in a well-fed lion. It has no ideals, no sect, no party.
Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.
I do not want actors and actresses to understand my plays. That is not necessary. If they will only pronounce the correct sounds I can guarantee the results.
The test of good education is seeing how it behaves in a fight.
My specialty is being right when other people are wrong.
A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.
What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.
The righteous man takes his life in his hand whenever he utters the truth.
Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
Only Lawyers and mental defectives are automatically exempt for jury duty.
A man's own self is the last person to believe in him, and is harder to cheat than the rest of the world.
Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.
All genuinely intellectual work is humorous.
The only time my education was interrupted was when I was in school.
The novelties of one generation are only the resuscitated fashions of the generation before last.
Don't think you can frighten me by telling me that I am alone. France is alone. God is alone. And the loneliness of God is His strength.
The first prison I ever saw had inscribed on it cease to do evil: learn to do well; but as the inscription was on the outside, the prisoners could not read it.
It is easy -- terribly easy -- to shake a man's faith in himself. To take advantage of that to break a man's spirit is devil's work.
Decency is indecency's conspiracy of silence.
Very few people can afford to be poor.
Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.
Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
Only fools repeat the same things over and over, expecting to obtain different results.
There are scores of thousands of human insects who are ready at a moment's notice to reveal the Will of God on every possible subject.
Life is too short for men to take it seriously.
I'm an atheist and I thank God for it.
Forget about likes and dislikes. They are of no consequence. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.
He never does a proper thing without giving an improper reason for it.
The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.
Principles without programs are platitudes.
The conversion of a savage to Christianity is the conversion of Christianity to savagery.
Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity, and fashion will drive them to acquire any custom.
When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, "The one I feed the most."
The technical history of modern harmony is a history of growth of toleration by the human ear of chords that at first sounded discordant and senseless to the main body of contemporary professional musicians.
Nothing can save us from a perpetual headlong fall into a bottomless abyss but a solid footing of dogma; and we no sooner agree to that than we find that the only trustworthy dogma is that there is no dogma.
If more than 10% of the people like a painting, you can be sure it's bad.
Bible worship, though at its best it may achieve sublimity by keeping its head in the skies, may also make itself both ridiculousand dangerous by having its feet off the ground.
I don't know if there are men on the moon, but if there are they must be using the earth as their lunatic asylum.
Do not try to live forever, you will not succeed.
Reason enslaves all whose minds are not strong enough to master her.
The reasonable man will adjust to the demands of his environment. The unreasonable man expects his environment to adjust to his own needs. Therefore, all progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
I never expect a soldier to think.
I've posed nude for a photographer in the manner of Rodin's Thinker, but I merely looked constipated.
No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.
Men are always thinking that they are going to do something grandly wicked to their enemies; but when it comes to the point, really bad men are just as rare as really good ones.
The roulette table pays nobody except him that keeps it. Nevertheless a passion for gaming is common, though a passion for keeping roulette tables is unknown.
The most sincere form of love is love for food.
We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
Of the two lots, the woman's lot of perpetual motherhood, and the man's of perpetual babyhood, I prefer the man's.
If you leave the smallest corner of your head vacant for a moment, other people's opinions will rush in from all quarters.
Those who minister to poverty and disease are accomplices in the two worst of all the crimes.
We must not stay as we are, doing always what was done last time; or we shall stick in the mud.
No man fully capable of his own language ever masters another.
Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born.
Truth telling is not compatible with the defence of the realm.
I want to destroy ownership in order that possession and enjoyment may be raised to the highest point in every section of the community.
I appeal to the chemists to discover a humane gas that will kill instantly and painlessly. In short- a gentlemanly gas deadly by all means, but humane, not cruel.
Decency cannot be discussed without indecency!
It is a woman's business to get married as soon as possible, and a man's to keep unmarried as long as he can.
Some men see things as they are and say, 'Why. ' I dream of things that never were, and say, 'Why not?'
This is the true joy of life, the being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one.
A child hasn't a grown-up person's appetite for affection. A little of it goes a long way with them; and they like a good imitation of it better than the real thing, as every nurse knows.
I don't. I look my age; and I am my age. It is the other people who look older than they are. What can you expect from people who eat corpses and drink spirits?
The confusing of marriage with morality has done more to destroy the conscience of the human race than any other single error.
Dancing: the vertical expression of a horizontal desire legalized by music.
Hell is full of musical amateurs.
What use are cartridges in battle? I always carry chocolate instead.
We throw the whole drudgery of creation on one sex, and then imply that no female of any delicacy would initiate any effort in that direction.
If the governments devalue the currency in order to betray all creditors, you politely call this procedure 'inflation'.
There is always danger for those who are afraid.
People exaggerate the value of things they haven't got: everybody worships truth and unselfishness because they have no experience with them.
Every profession is a conspiracy against the laity.
Everybody who does not live in a prostitute's bed and on a diet of cocaine snow is called an ascetic nowadays.
Don't wait for the right opportunity: create it.
Everyone can see that the people who hunt are the right people and the people who don't are the wrong ones.
You see things and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'
Well, upon my soul! You are not ashamed to stand there and confess yourself a disgusting drunkard.
Life on board a pleasure steamer violates every moral and physical condition of healthy life except fresh air... It is a guzzling, lounging, gambling, dog's life. The only alternative to excitement is irritability.
In a living society every day is a day of judgment; and its recognition as such is not the end of all things but the beginning ofa real civilization.
A revolutionist is one who desires to discard the existing social order and try another.
What is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.
Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing: age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing.
The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed but that he cannot believe anyone else.
Anarchism is a game at which the police can beat you.
The greatest of evils and the worst of crimes is poverty.
There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem.
I ... must continue to strive for more knowledge and more power, though the new knowledge always contradicts the old and the new power is the destruction of the fools who misuse it.
Altogether too many sheep.
Without music we shall surely perish of drink, morphia, and all sorts of artificial exaggerations of the cruder delights of the senses.
Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character.
Socialism never arises in the earlier phases of capitalism, as, for instance, among the pioneers of civilisation in a country where there is plenty of land available for private appropriation by the last comer.
The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.
Every girl has a right to be loved.
A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
Morality is not respectability.
I am oppressed with a dread of living forever. That is the only disadvantage of vegetarianism.
When you loved me I gave you the whole sun and stars to play with. I gave you eternity in a single moment, strength of the mountains in one clasp of your arms, and the volume of all the seas in one impulse of your soul.
I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
I sold flowers. I didn't sell myself. Now you've made a lady of me I'm not fit to sell anything else.
The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she's treated.
I am highly susceptible to the force of all truly religious music, especially to the music of my own church, the church of Shelley, Michelangelo, and Beethoven.
It is a monstrous thing to force a child to learn Latin or Greek or mathematics on the ground that they are an indispensable gymnastic for the mental powers. It would be monstrous even if it were true.
Self-denial is not a virtue; it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.
Hinduism is so elastic and subtle that the most profound Methodist and crudest Idolator are equally at home with it.
Reasonable men adapt themselves to their environment; unreasonable men try to adapt their environment to themselves. Thus all progress is the result of the efforts of unreasonable men.
Titles distinguish the mediocre, embarrass the superior, and are disgraced by the inferior.
In order to fully realize how bad a popular play can be, it is necessary to see it twice.
I don't believe in morality . I'm a disciple of Bernard Shaw.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
Being hurt by someone you truly care about leaves a hole in you heart that only love can fill.
Never repeat old grievances.
He who has never hoped can never despair.
A healthy nation is as unconscious of its nationality as a healthy man of his bones. But if you break a person's nationality it will think of nothing else but getting it set again.
You must not suppose, because I am a man of letters, that I never tried to earn an honest living.
A man has no business to marry a woman who can't make him miserable. It means she can't make him happy.
Oh, the frontier of hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things.
A part of eugenic politics would finally land us in an extensive use of the lethal chamber. A great many people would have to be put out of existence simply because it wastes other people's time to look after them.
The Indian way of life provides the vision of the natural, real way of life. We veil ourselves with unnatural masks. On the face of India are the tender expressions which carry the mark of the Creators hand.
People exaggerate the value of things they haven't got everybody worships truth and unselfishness because they have no experience with them.
Wicked people means people who have no love: therefore, they have no shame. They have the power to ask love because the don't need it: they have the power to offer it because they have none to give.
Security, the chief pretense of civilization, cannot exist where the worst of dangers, the danger of poverty, hangs over everyone's head.
Beware of the man whose God is in the skies.
I work as my father drank.
Gardening is the only unquestionably useful job.
I was always unlawful; I broke the law when I was born because my parents weren't married.
Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad.
Absolute honesty is as absurd an abstraction as an absolute temperature or an absolute value.
A mind of the caliber of mine cannot derive its nutrient from cows.
There may be some doubt as to who are the best people to have charge of children, but there can be no doubt that parents are the worst.
Well, I've known over thirty men who've found out how to cure consumption. Why do people go on dying of it, Colly? Devilment I suppose!
Marry Ann; and at the end of a week you'll find no more inspiration in her than in a plate of muffins.
I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going.
Independence? That's middle-class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don't eat has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on.
Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.
The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.