Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
George Bernard Shaw
More quotes by George Bernard Shaw
He didn’t dare to, because his father had a weak heart and habitually threatened to drop dead if anybody hurt his feelings. You may have noticed that people with weak hearts are the tyrants of English married life.
It took me twenty years of studied self-restraint, aided by the natural decay of my faculties, to make myself dull enough to be accepted as a serious person by the British public.
More quotes about Wisdom
It is not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.
Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny: they have only shifted it to another shoulder.
To act with doubleness towards a man whose own conduct was double, was so near an approach to virtue that it deserved to be called by no meaner name than diplomacy.
A verse from the Veda says, ‘What you see, you become.’ In other words, just the experience of perceiving the world makes you what you are. This is a quite literal statement.
That old law about an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do what is right.
None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
In the long run you hit only what you aim at. Therefore, though you should fail immediately, you had better aim at something high.