The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
──巴塞托所聆听一八九○至九四年的伦敦音乐 The World (18 July 1894), Music in London 1890-1894
What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts.
──给革命者的箴言 Maxims for Revolutionists
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
──人与超人 Man and Superman
When will we realize that the fact that we can become accustomed to anything, however disgusting at first, makes it necessary to examine carefully everything we have become accustomed to.
──《父母与子女专题研究》（A Treatise on Parents and Children）
The vilest abortionist is he who attempts to mould a child’s character.
──《给革命者的箴言》（Maxims for the Revolutionists）
He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.
──凯撒与克丽奥佩特拉 Caesar and Cleopatra
Science becomes dangerous only when it imagines that it has reached its goal.
──《医生的两难》（The Doctor’s Dilemma）
There is only one religion, though there are hundred versions of it.
──《快意与不快意的戏剧》（Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant）
All progress means wars with Society.
My way of joking is telling the truth. It’s the funniest joke in the world.
──《英国佬的另一个岛》（John Bull’s Other Island）