George Bernard Shaw
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
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The truth is, hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honor.
A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
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.
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.
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.
Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.
Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us.
When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
I really have a great deal of humility in that department, and a great deal of respect for people who spend their lives learning how to make these amazing preparations.
Being on your own would be sad, sick and weird. I don't trust myself. I need that balance.
People who build family businesses are not classically trained. They have to deal with an enormous amount of politics. You think corporate politics are tough? Go work for your dad or your mom.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.
If you have embraced a creed which appears to be free from the ordinary dirtiness of politics - a creed from which you yourself cannot expect to draw any material advantage - surely that proves that you are in the right?
All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.
The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it. My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness, and when I get a response there, then I accept.
When I was growing up in Mississippi - it was good Southern food... but I also grew up with a Greek family when other kids were eating fried okra, we were eating steamed artichokes. So I think it played a big part in my healthy cooking.
It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.