When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.
George Bernard Shaw
More quotes by George Bernard Shaw
I feel nothing but the accursed happiness I have dreaded all my life long: the happiness that comes as life goes, the happiness of yielding and dreaming instead of resisting and doing, the sweetness of the fruit that is going rotten.
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
More quotes about Life
I know the look of an apple that is roasting and sizzling on the hearth on a winter’s evening, and I know the comfort that comes of eating it hot, along with some sugar and a drench of cream… I know how the nuts taken in conjunction with winter apples, cider, and doughnuts, make old people’s tales and old jokes sound fresh and crisp and enchanting.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
The worst things in history have happened when people stop thinking for themselves and listen to other people and, even worse, start following other people. That’s what gives rise to dictators.
A man must live like a great brilliant flame and burn as brightly as he can. In the end he burns out. But this is far better than a mean little flame.
And of all the things I look forward to in life, falling in love with you is at the top of the list.
When you embark for strange places dont leave any of yourself safely at the shore Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.