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December 2018: A West Country Christmas – Dorset in December

Thomas Hardy’s celebration of Christmas in Dorset in his early novel Under the Greenwood Tree is perhaps second only to A Christmas Carol (a version ...More
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'Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends.'.. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

'Consciousness is an end in itself. We torture ourselves getting somewhere, and when we get there it is nowhere, for there is nowhere to get to.'.. D H Lawrence

'Remember the dignity of your womanhood. Do not appeal, do not beg, do not grovel. Take courage, join hands, stand beside us, fight with us.'.. Christabel Pankhurst

'Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.'.. Christopher Marlowe

'I wouldn't mind seeing China if I could come back the same day.'.. Philip Larkin

'Do what you will, this world's a fiction and is made up of contradiction'.. William Blake

'Laugharne - timeless, beautiful, barmy town'.. Dylan Thomas

'I can resist everything except temptation.'.. Oscar Wilde

'First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging!'.. Denis Healey

'We pay when old for the excesses of youth.'.. J B Priestley

'To wait idly is the worst of conditions.'.. Robert Falcon Scott

'Women are made to be loved, not understood.'.. Oscar Wilde

'By nature, men love newfangledness.'.. Geoffrey Chaucer

'The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.'.. George Eliot

'Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.'.. Winston Churchill

'A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep.'.. W H Auden

'A lot of football success is in the mind. You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are.'.. Bill Shankly

'I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.'.. Edmund Burke

'Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.'.. Hilaire Belloc

'In politics, guts is all'.. Barbara Castle

'Each man in his way is a treasure.'.. Robert Falcon Scott

'My reputation grows with every failure.'.. George Bernard Shaw

'If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion'.. George Bernard Shaw

'A tavern is a place where madness is sold by the bottle.'.. Jonathan Swift

'Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.'.. William Shakespeare

'And yet to every bad there is a worse.'.. Thomas Hardy

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

'I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.'.. George Best

'Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.'.. Thomas Carlyle

'Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and prepare one's self to do without it.'.. George Eliot

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