George Bernard Shaw
- You see things, and say why. But I dream things that never were and say, why not?
- 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.
- I often quote myself, it adds spice to my conversation.
- Lack of money is the root of all evil.
- Only the shallow know themselves.
- To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.
- Children begin by loving their parents. After a time, they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
- Vile deeds like poison weeds bloom well in prison air, it is only what is good in man, that wastes and withers there.
- We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language.
- The youth of America is their oldest tradition. It has been going on now for three hundred years.
- To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
- I can resist anything except temptation.
- I think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability.
- I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
- A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
Martin Luther King Jr.
- We will not be satisfied “until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream” (Amos 5:24)
- I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
- No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous. (Henry Adams)
- I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world. (Richard Dawkins)
- I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure. That is all that agnosticism means. (Clarence Darrow)
- Liberalism is the trust of people, tempered by prudence; conservatism, distrust of people, tempered by fear. (William E. Gladstone)
- Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success - yours or his. (Franklin P. Jones)
- This book fills a much-needed gap. (Moses Hadas)
- Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories. (John Wilmot)
- Ethics are so annoying. I avoid them on principle. (Darby Conley)
- Blasphemy is a victimless crime.
- Why should a financial engineer be paid four times to 100 times more than a real engineer? A real engineer builds bridges. A financial engineer builds dreams. And, you know, when those dreams turn out to be nightmares, other people pay for it. (Andrew Sheng in "Inside Job")