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Famous British Quotes

'The news is always bad, even when it sounds good'.. Aldous Huxley

'Life’s never a postcard of life, is it? It never feels like how you’d want it to look'.. Russell Brand

'Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.'.. Benjamin Disraeli

'A politician is a person with whose politics you don't agree; if you agree with him he's a statesman.'.. David Lloyd George

'I used to look at these pictures of trumpeters pointing their instrument to the ceiling. Stunning pictures, but if you play the trumpet and point it upwards, all the spit comes back into your mouth!'.. Humphrey Lyttleton

'There's no such thing as failure - just waiting for success.'.. John Osborne

'Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.'.. Izaak Walton

'Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.'.. Lord Byron

'Success is the child of audacity.'.. Benjamin Disraeli

'A minute's success pays the failure of years.'.. Robert Browning

'Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent'.. John Maynard Keynes

'The whole annual produce of the land and labour of every country...naturally divides itself into three parts; the rent of the land, the wages of labour, and the profits of stock'.. Adam Smith

'No brilliance is needed in the law. Nothing but common sense, and relatively clean finger nails.'.. Sir John Mortimer

'When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.'.. Somerset Maugham

'An actor is something less than a man, while an actress is something more than a woman.'.. Richard Burton

'I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.'.. Sir John Mortimer

'To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.'.. Virginia Woolf

'Justice and judgment lie often a world apart.'.. Emmeline Pankhurst

'For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.'.. Walter Scott

'He that undervalues himself will undervalue others, and he that undervalues others will oppress them'.. Samuel Johnson

'No violent extreme endures.'.. Thomas Carlyle

'Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers'.. George Orwell

'I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.'.. Thomas Carlyle

'A day without laughter is a day wasted.'.. Charlie Chaplin

'A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying'.. GK Chesterton

'An orgy looks particularly alluring seen through the mists of righteous indignation'.. Malcolm Muggeridge

'He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.'.. Dylan Thomas

'The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.'.. Rudyard Kipling

'The only rule I have found to have any validity in writing is not to bore yourself.'.. Sir John Mortimer

'I always tell a man not to use the word always'.. Robert Walpole

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