| Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.|
|AUTHOR:||George Bernard Shaw (18561950)|
|QUOTATION:||You have to choose (as a voter) between trusting to the natural stability of gold and the natural stability of the honesty and intelligence of the members of the Government. And, with due respect for these gentlemen, I advise you, as long as the Capitalist system lasts, to vote for gold.|
|ATTRIBUTION:||GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, The Intelligent Womans Guide to Socialism and Capitalism, chapter 55, p. 263 (1928).|
In the Foreword for American Readers Shaw says, Finally, I have been asked whether there are any intelligent women in America. There must be; for politically the men there are such futile gossips that the United States could not possibly carry on unless there were some sort of practical intelligence back of them. But I will let you into a secret which bears on this point. By this book I shall get at the American men through the American women (p. xi).
|WORKS:||George Bernard Shaw Collection|