How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.
I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.
Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable.
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world.
There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.
There's nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It's a thing no married man knows anything about.
On George Bernard Shaw An excellent man: he has no enemies, and none of his friends like him.
Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is always Judas who writes the biography.
A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
I have always been of opinion that a man who desires to get married should know either everything or nothing.
When a man does exactly what a woman expects him to do she doesn't think much of him. One should always do what a woman doesn't expect, just as one should say what she doesn't understand.
Even you are not rich enough, Sir Robert, to buy back your past. No man is.
Man reaches his perfection, not through what he has, not even through what he does, but entirely through what he is.
I never saw a man who looked With such a wistful eye Upon that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky.
Yet each man kills the thing he loves By each let this be heard, Some do it with a bitter look, Some with a flattering word, The coward does it with a kiss, The brave man with a sword!
The vilest deeds like poison weeds Bloom well in prison air; It is only what is good in man That wastes and withers there; Pale Anguish keeps the heavy gate And the Warder is Despair.
Lord Caversham: No woman, plain or pretty, has any common sense at all, sir. Common sense is the privilege of our sex. Lord Goring: Quite so. And we men are so self-sacrificing that we never use it, do we, father?
I have invented an invaluable permanent invalid called Bunbury, in order that I may be able to go down into the country whenever I choose.
Really, if the lower orders don't set us a good example, what on earth is the use of them?
Kelvil: May I ask, Lord Illingworth, if you regard the House of Lords as a better institution than the House of Commons? Lord Illingworth: A much better institution of course. We in the House of Lords are never in touch with public opinion. That makes us a civilised body.
Science can never grapple with the irrational. That is why it has no future before it, in this world.
I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.
One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.
Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.