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Major Barbara Quotes

The greatest of evils and the worst of crimes is poverty … our first duty – a duty to which every other consideration should be sacrificed – is not to be poor.
Major Barbara, Preface, George Bernard Shaw

Nobody can say a word against Greek: it stamps a man at once as an educated gentleman.
Major Barbara, Act 1, George Bernard Shaw

Alcohol is a very necessary article… It makes life bearable to millions of people who could not endure their existence if they were quite sober. It enables Parliament to do things at eleven at night that no sane person would do at eleven in the morning.
Major Barbara, Act 2, George Bernard Shaw

I am a Millionaire. That is my religion.
Major Barbara, Act 2, George Bernard Shaw

I can’t talk religion to a man with bodily hunger in his eyes.
Major Barbara, Act 2, George Bernard Shaw

Wot prawce Selvytion nah
Major Barbara, Act 2, George Bernard Shaw

He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
Major Barbara, Act 3, George Bernard Shaw

Like all young men, you greatly exaggerate the difference between one young woman and another.
Major Barbara, Act 3, George Bernard Shaw

When you vote, you only change the names of the cabinet. When you shoot, you pull down governments, inaugurate new epochs, abolish old orders and set up new.
Major Barbara, Act 3, George Bernard Shaw

Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done.
Major Barbara, Act 3, George Bernard Shaw

You cannot have power for good without having power for evil too. Even mother’s milk nourishes murderers as well as heroes.
Major Barbara, Act 3, George Bernard Shaw