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'Henley is the Venice of the South'.. Boris Johnson

'The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine'.. John Stuart Mill

'Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.'.. J M Barrie

'It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.'.. Charles Darwin

'To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you're impotent. She can't wait to disprove it.'.. Cary Grant

'I wouldn't dream of taking life as it comes. It may not be colour co-ordinated'.. Julian Clary

'England is not all the world.'.. Mary, Queen of Scots

'We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.'.. Winston Churchill

'We always have been, we are, and I hope that we always will be detested in France'.. Duke of Wellington

'Do what you haven't done is the key, I think.'.. Ridley Scott

'From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other.'.. Arthur Conan Doyle

'It is no wonder that people are so horrible when they start their life as children.'.. Sir Kingsley Amis

'Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.'.. Robert Burns

'Football wasn't meant to be run by linesmen and air traffic control.'.. Tommy Docherty

'Little things affect little minds.'.. Benjamin Disraeli

'Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.'.. Winston Churchill

'Thank you for leaving us alone but giving us enough attention to boost our egos'.. Mick Jagger

'Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.'.. Winston Churchill

'The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency.'.. Aldous Huxley

'No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.'.. William Blake

'The only reason I made a commercial for American Express was to pay for my American Express bill'.. Peter Ustinov

'Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.'.. Walter Scott

'If you are going through hell keep going'.. Winston Churchill

'History, a distillation of rumour.'.. Thomas Carlyle

'The problem with committing political suicide is that you may live to regret it'.. Winston Churchill

'To know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody'.. Quentin Crisp

'He was about as useful as a one-legged man at an arse kicking contest.'.. Rowan Atkinson

'Are you going to come quietly, or do I have to use earplugs?'.. Spike Milligan

'Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself - with a smile.'.. J B Priestley

'In Italy the whole country is a theatre and the worst actors are on the stage'.. George Bernard Shaw

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