Better see rightly on a pound a week than squint on a million.
George Bernard Shaw
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The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.
There is nothing more distressing or tiresome than a writer standing in front of an audience and reading his work.
Sometimes we are inclined to class those who are once-and-a-half witted with the half-witted, because we appreciate only a third part of their wit.
As for the pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at in them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been wiser and manlier to have drowned in the Nile, and then given his body to the dogs.
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else; and for everything you gain, you lose something else.
I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.