Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time
Quote by George Bernard Shaw
A woman whose face looked as if it had been made of sugar and someone...
The love of economy is the root of all virtue.
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that...
There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.
When the military man approaches, the world locks up its spoons and packs off its...
A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
Even the youngest of us may be wrong sometimes
Success covers a multitude of blunders
The road to ignorance is paved with good editions
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an...
All progress means war with society.
Suppose the world were only one of God's jokes, would you work any the less...
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
I want to be all used up when I die.
People get nothing out of books but what they bring to them
Martyrdom, sir, is what these people like; it is the only way in which a...
The open mind never acts: when we have done our utmost to arrive at a...
Dying is a troublesome business: there is pain to be suffered, and it wrings one's...
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
Here in the bathroom with me are razor blades. Here is iodine to drink. Here...