Sir, if you were my husband, I would poison your drink."
"Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink it."
Exchange between Lady Astor and Winston Churchill—
I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend ... if you have one."
— George Bernard Shaw, playwright (to Winston Churchill)
"Cannot possibly attend first night; will attend second, if there is one."
— Churchill's response
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
No lake so still but it has its wave.
No circle so perfect but that it has its blur.
I would change things for you if I could; As I can't you must take them as they are.
Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they're on the same side.
Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.
Oh, Wikipedia, with your tension between those who would share knowledge and those who would destroy it.
If you drink much from a bottle marked 'poison' it is certain to disagree with you sooner or later.
A lady came up to me one day and said 'Sir! You are drunk', to which I replied 'I am drunk today madam, and tomorrow I shall be sober but you will still be ugly.
I can see he's not in your good books,' said the messenger.
'No, and if he were I would burn my library.
If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
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