No man ought to write at all, or even to speak at all, unless he thinks that he is in truth and the other man in error. In similar style, I hold that I am dogmatic and right, while Mr. Shaw is dogmatic and wrong.
One can sometimes do good by being the right person in the wrong place.
My country, right or wrong' is a thing no patriot would ever think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying 'My mother, drunk or sober.
There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong.
My country, right or wrong' is a thing that no patriot would think of saying, except in a desperate case. It is like saying, 'My mother, drunk or sober'.
A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.
Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc.
The things that happen here do not seem to mean anything; they mean something somewhere else. Somewhere else retribution will come on the real offender. Here it often seems to fall on the wrong person.