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'Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne'.. Quentin Crisp

'Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.'.. Robert Browning

'Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.'.. Winston Churchill

'Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.'.. Oscar Wilde

'I thought I'd begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare, but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine.'.. Spike Milligan

'You will put on a dress of guilt and shoes with broken high ideals.'.. Roger McGough

'Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms.'.. Thomas Gray

'A room without books is like a body without a soul.'.. GK Chesterton

'The war between the sexes is the only one in which both sides regularly sleep with the enemy'.. Quentin Crisp

'Europe's the mayonnaise, but America supplies the good old lobster.'.. D H Lawrence

'Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.'.. Thomas Carlyle

''Tis love that makes the world go round'.. Charles Dickens

'In the end, everything is a gag.'.. Charlie Chaplin

'Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.'.. Thomas Carlyle

'Never trust a man who does not have a single redeeming vice'.. Winston Churchill

'Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.'.. Charles Lamb

'Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.'.. Isaac Newton

'If at first you donít succeed, failure may be your style'.. Quentin Crisp

'History is a race between education and catastrophe.'.. H G Wells

'An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.'.. Agatha Christie

'It is fatal to be a man or woman pure and simple: one must be a manly woman, or a womanly man.'.. Virginia Woolf

'Men may be popular without being ambitious, but there is hardly an ambitious man who does not try to be popular.'.. Lord North

'Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are!'.. Charles Dickens

'It's not the having, it's the getting.'.. Elizabeth Taylor

'The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long.'.. A J P Taylor

'The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate'.. J B Priestley

'There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.'.. Winston Churchill

'They offered me a handshake of £10,000 to settle amicably. I told them that they would have to be a lot more amicable than that.'.. Tommy Docherty

'Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.'.. Charles Dickens

'Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.'.. John Betjeman

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