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  • Alderen har to fordele. Tænderne gør ikke længere ondt, og man hører ikke længere alt det dumme vrøvl, der bliver sagt rundt omkring en.
  • Alkohol er en særdeles nødvendig vare. Den sætter Parlamentet i stand til at gøre ting klokken elleve om aftenen, som ingen normal person ville gøre klokken elleve om formiddagen.
  • Alle fag er sammensværgelser mod lægmanden
  • Alle store sandheder begynder som blasfemier
  • Alt det, som folk gerne vil vide noget om, er som regel ikke noget, der kommer dem ved
  • Alt, hvad unge kan gøre for de ældre, er at chokere dem og pĂĄ den mĂĄde holde dem a jour med tiden
  • Arbejde er de drikkende klassers forbandelse
  • Besværlige konversationer med borddamer kan man undgĂĄ ved at spørge de ugifte kvinder, hvor mange børn de har, og de gifte, hvorfor de endnu ingen har.
  • Da englændere ikke er et ĂĄndeligt folkefærd, opfandt de cricket for at fĂĄ en idĂ© om evigheden
  • Da vi har gjort lægerne til købmænd, tvinger vi dem til at lære handelsknebene
  • Dannelse hos mand og kvinde viser sig i, hvordan de skændes.
  • Den, der aldrig har hĂĄbet, kan aldrig fortvivle
  • Den, som aldrig gør en fejl, gør ikke sĂĄ meget andet heller
  • Den, som er mest urolig i et fængsel, er direktøren.
  • Der er kun Ă©n sand moral for hvert menneske: men hvert menneske har ikke den samme sande moral
  • Der findes ingen sandere kærlighed end kærlighed til mad
  • Der findes to tragedier her i livet: Den ene er ikke at fĂĄ hvad hjertet begærer, den anden er at fĂĄ det
  • Det anses for naturligt, at en kvinde blot venter pĂĄ at blive opvartet. Det er sĂĄdan, en edderkop venter pĂĄ fluen
  • Det eneste, de unge kan gøre for de gamle, er at chokere dem og holde dem Ă jour.
  • Det er en sand glæde i livet at blive brugt til et formĂĄl, som du selv synes er stort
  • Det er kvindens sag at blive gift sĂĄ snart som muligt, og mandens at holde sig ugift sĂĄ længe han kan
  • Det er let, forfærdelig let, at rokke ved et menneskes tro pĂĄ sig selv.
  • Det er sundt ikke at spise kød. De stærkeste dyr som f.eks. tyren er vegetarer. Se pĂĄ mig. Jeg er ti gange sĂĄ rask og energisk som en kødspiser.
  • Det kendsgerning, at en troende er lykkeligere end en skeptiker, har ikke større betydning for sagen end, at en beruset mand er lykkeligere end en ædru
  • Det, man kalder last, er altid det samme. Det, man kalder dyd, er mere en modesag
  • Du ser ting, og du siger: Hvorfor? Men jeg drømmer ting, som aldrig fandtes og jeg siger: Hvorfor ikke?
  • Dyr er vore medskabninger. Jeg føler mig stærkt i slægt med dem.
  • En livslang lykke! Intet levende menneske ville kunne holde den ud. Det ville være helvede pĂĄ jorden
  • En mand er som en grammofon med et halvt dusin plader
  • Et helt live i lykke, det er der intent levende menneske, der kan holde ud. Det ville være et helvede pĂĄ jorden
  • Folk rejser for at lære. De fleste af dem burde lære at rejse, før de starter,
  • Folk, der kommer frem i denne verden, er folk, der ser sig om efter de forhold, de ønsker sig, og hvis de ikke er der, skaber de dem.
  • Frihed betyder ansvar; derfor frygter de fleste mennesker den
  • Gennem erfaring lærer vi, at vi ikke lærer af erfaring.
  • Had er kujonens hævn over, at han er blevet skræmt
  • Han ved intet, men tror, han ved alt. Det peger klart i retning af en politisk karriere
  • Hele Englands styrke ligger i den kendsgerning, at det store flertal af englændere er snobber
  • Helvede er fuld af amatørmusikere. Musikken er de fordømtes brændevin.
  • Hemmeligheden ved at føle sig ulykkelig er at have tid til at bekymrer sig om, hvorvidt man er lykkelig eller ej
  • Hjemmet er pigens fængsel og kvindens arbejdslejr
  • Hvis du forulemper din næste, er det bedst ikke at gøre det halvt
  • Hvis englænderne kan overleve deres mĂĄltider, kan de overleve alt.
  • Hvis et menneske har noget at sige, er det sværeste ikke at fĂĄ vedkommende til at sige det, men at forhindre ham i at sige det alt for tit
  • Hvis man gør sig den ulejlighed altid at gøre og sige det fuldkommen korrekte, kan man gøre lige hvad man vil
  • Hvordan kan det være, at mennesker, som forstĂĄr at more sig, aldrig har penge - og dem, som har penge, aldrig forstĂĄr at more sig?
  • Hvorfor er mennesket ungt i en alder, hvor det ikke fĂĄr noget ud af det?
  • I himlen er en engel ikke noget mærkeligt
  • Idealisme er blot et indsmigrende navn for romantikken i politik og moral
  • Ingen kærlighed er mere ægte end kærligheden til mad.
  • Jeg citerer ofte mig selv; det giver kraft i min konversation.
  • Jeg elsker rekonvalescensen. Det er den, som giver sygdommen mening.
  • Jeg var fritænker, før jeg vidste, hvordan man skal tænke.
  • Jo flere ting et menneske skammer sig over, jo mere respektabel er vedkommende.
  • Jo mere en mand ved, og jo mere han rejser, desto mere tilbøjelig er han til at gifte sig med en landsbypige.
  • Kun i de ni mĂĄneder før mennesket tager sit første ĂĄndedrag, evner det at klare sig sĂĄ godt som et træ gør.
  • Kød er gift for systemet. Ingen burde leve af døde ting.
  • Lignelser er ikke løgne, fordi de behandler begivenheder, som aldrig fandt sted
  • Livet nivellerer alle mennesker, døden fremhæver dem, der betyder noget
  • Løgnerens straf bestĂĄr ikke i, at man ikke tror ham, men i at han ikke selv længere kan tro pĂĄ noget
  • Man opdager ofte ting, som kvinder har vidst længe
  • Mangel pĂĄ penge er roden til alt ondt.
  • Martyrium er den eneste mĂĄde, en mand kan blive berømt pĂĄ uden at besidde evner.
  • Mennesker er ikke kloge i kraft af deres erfaringer men i kraft af deres evne til at gøre erfaringer
  • Min ligvogn vil blive fulgt, ikke af et sørgetog, men af flokke af køer, fĂĄr, svin, fjerkræ og et lille akvarium med fisk - alle bærende hvide tørklæder for at ære den mand, som hellere ville dø af sult end spise sine medskabninger.
  • Min mĂĄde at spøge pĂĄ er at fortælle sandheden. Det er den største spøg i verden
  • NĂĄr en dum mand gør noget, han skammer sig over, erklærer han altid, at det er hans pligt. , (1910)
  • NĂĄr regeringen forringer pengenes værdi for at bedrage alle troende, sĂĄ giver man denne fremgangsmĂĄde det høflige navn "inflation"
  • Penge er ikke alt - men mange penge er da altid noget.
  • Politikeren, der tidligere mĂĄtte lære, hvordan man smigrer konger, mĂĄ nu lære, hvordan man fortryller, underholder, svindler med,forskrækker eller pĂĄ anden mĂĄde forbløffer vælgernes fantasi
  • Rige mænd uden overbevisning er farligere i det moderne samfund end fattige kvinder uden kyskhed.
  • Skønhed er storartet ved første øjekast, men hvem ser nogensinde efter den, nĂĄr den har været tre dage i huset?
  • Straffen for løgneren bestĂĄr mennesker er ufarlige. Farlige er kun løgnerne, som ofte siger sandheden.
  • SĂĄ længe jeg har behov, har jeg en grund til at leve. Tilfredshed betyder døden.
  • Ungdommen er en vidunderlig gave. Det er bare synd, at den sløses bort pĂĄ nogle, som ikke er voksne
  • Vi har ikke mere ret til at bruge lykke uden at producere den, end vi har ret til at bruge rigdom uden at producere den
  • Vær ikke mod andre, som du vil have, de skal være mod dig. De har mĂĄske ikke samme smag
  • Ægteskabet er populært, fordi det forener maksimal fristelse med maksimal tilfældighed

 

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  • A child only educated at shool is an uneducated one
  • A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
  • A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.
  • A learned man is an idler who kills time by study.
  • A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.
  • A man is like a phonograph with half-a-dozen records. You soon get tired of them all; and yet you have to sit at a table whilst he reels them of to every new visitor.
  • A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.
  • A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
  • Advice is like kissing: It costs nothing and it's a pleasant thing to do
  • Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life
  • All progress means war with society
  • An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.
  • As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
  • Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world
  • Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time.
  • Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is Genius
  • Do you know what a pessimist is? A man who thinks everybody as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.
  • Economy is the art of making the most of life. The love of economy is the root of all virtue
  • Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.
  • Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare
  • Foolishness is the direct quest for happiness and beauty
  • Fornuft er ofte ikke andet end mod til fejhed
  • Great Britain and the United States are nations separated by a common language
  • He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career
  • He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches
  • Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history
  • I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while
  • I never thought much of the courage of a lion-tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people
  • I often quote myself, it adds spice to my conversation
  • If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
  • If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
  • Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
  • It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.
  • It is easy - terribly easy - to shake a man's faith in himself. To take advantage of that to break a man's spirit is devil's work.
  • It is most unwise for people in love to marry.
  • It's all the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.
  • Justice is impartiality. Only strangers are impartial.
  • Let no one suppose that the words doctor and patient can disguise from the parties te fact that they are employer and employee.
  • Liberty means responsibility. That is why most people dread it.
  • Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
  • Life is a disease; and the only difference between one man and another is the stage of the disease at which he lives
  • Love is the gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everyone else
  • Marriage is tolerable enough in its way if youre easygoing and dont expect too much from it. But it doesnt bear thinking about
  • Modern poverty is not the poverty that was blest in the Sermon on the Mount
  • My aunt died of influenza: so they said? But it is my belief they done The old woman in
  • My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity
  • Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation
  • Nietzsche was a confirmed Life Force worshipper. It was he who raked up The Superman, who is as old as Prometheus
  • No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious
  • No woman can shake off her mother. There should be no mothers, only women
  • Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done
  • Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious
  • Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
  • Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad.
  • Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny: they have only shifted it to another shoulder.
  • Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
  • The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it. . . . It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth, without making some other Englishman despise him.
  • The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one
  • The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time
  • The man who listens to reason is lost, Reason enslaves to those whose minds are not strong enough to master her
  • The modern mankind has a double moral: One, that we preach, but don't use, and one that we use, but don't preach.
  • The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.
  • The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.
  • The most intolerable pain is produced by prolonging the keenest pleasure.
  • The nation's morals are like its teeth: the more decayed they are the more it hurts to touch them.
  • The ordinary Britisher imagines that God is an Englishman.
  • The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and , if they can't find them, make them.
  • The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post.
  • The politician who once had to learn to flatter kings has now to learn how to fascinate, amuse, coax, humbug, frighten, or otherwise strike the fancy of the electorate.
  • The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it
  • The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man
  • The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation
  • The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.
  • The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.
  • The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity. (Apathy is worse than antipathy)
  • There are scores of thousands of sects who are ready at a moment's notice to reveal the will of God on every possible subject
  • There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem.
  • There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to get it.
  • There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
  • There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it
  • They who do not know how to live must make a merit of dying
  • Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; and do not outlife yourself
  • Virtue is insufficient temptation
  • We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it
  • We have not lost faith, but we have transferred it from God to the medical profession
  • What is the use of straining after an amiable view of things, when a cynical view is most likely to be the true one?
  • What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattery
  • What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child
  • When a man wants to murder a tiger, he calls it sport; When the tiger wants to murder him, he calls it ferocity. The distinction between crime and justice is no greater
  • When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth
  • When I was a young man I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. I didn't want to be a failure, so I did ten times more work
  • When you prevent me from doing anything I want to do, that is persecution; but when I prevent you from doing anything you want to do, that is law, order and morals
  • Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course.
  • Women upset everything. When you let them into your life, you find that the woman is driving at one thing and you're driving at another
  • You cannot be a hero without being a coward
  • You do not learn to hold your own in the world by standing on guard, but by attacking, and getting well hammered yourself
  • You know, Tolstoy, like myself, wasn't taken in by superstitions like science and medicine
  • You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?"
  • You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
  • Youth is a wonderful thing; what a crime to waste it on children

 

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