Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
George Bernard Shaw (18561950)
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.
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).