People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. The people who get on in this world are they who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
I choose not to make a graveyard of my body for the rotting corpses of dead animals.
You scandalous woman, will you throw away even your hypocrisy?
The novelties of one generation are only the resuscitated fashions of the generation before last.
If I own a large part of Scotland, I can turn the people off the land practically into the sea or across the sea. I can take women in child-bearing and throw them into the snow and leave them there. That has been done. I can do it for no better reason than I think it is better to shoot deer on the land than allow people to live on it.