Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.
George Bernard Shaw
Must then a Christ perish in torment in every age to save those that have no imagination?
Abnormal professions attract two classes: those who are not good enough for ordinary bourgeois life and those who are too good for it. We are dregs and scum, sir: the dregs very filthy, the scum very superior.
Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it....
Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done.
My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but prevented me from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself.