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Famous British Quotes

'My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and the thought of his own.'.. Thomas Hardy

'The world is like a grand staircase, some are going up and some are going down.'.. Samuel Johnson

'God never made His work for man to mend.'.. John Dryden

'I wanted above all else not to be like my mum.'.. Julie Walters

'I should prefer to have a politician who regularly went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop computer for every teacher.'.. A N Wilson

'Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.'.. Charles Dickens

'I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment'.. George Orwell

'Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare'.. George Bernard Shaw

'Advertising is legalized lying.'.. H G Wells

'The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.'.. Thomas Carlyle

'My biggest regret in life is saving David Frost from drowning'.. Peter Cook

'It's an honor to be on the same network that gave us 'The Sopranos,' ... They made me an offer I couldn't refuse.'.. Ricky Gervais

'The overall impression from the British is that they love France but would prefer it if the French didn't live there'.. Sir John Mortimer

'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

'You may travel the world over but you will find nowhere more beautiful; It is so restful, so colourful and so unspoilt (Tenby)'.. Augustus John

'I think childhood is to everyone a lost land.'.. Dennis Potter

'If you're going to make rubbish, be the best rubbish in it.'.. Richard Burton

'Certainly nothing is unnatural that is not physically impossible.'.. Richard Sheridan

'Men of power have no time to read; yet the men who do not read are unfit for power'.. Michael Foot

'A woman, the more curious she is about her face, is commonly the more careless about her house.'.. Ben Jonson

'It is not real work unless you would rather be doing something else.'.. J M Barrie

'The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of the pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplaces, but which all experience refutes.'.. John Stuart Mill

'It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious'.. Oscar Wilde

'This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.'.. Winston Churchill

'Every time you liberate a woman, you liberate a man'.. Emmeline Pankhurst

'Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody'.. Agatha Christie

'Kings govern by means of popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them'.. Charles James Fox

'It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good lia'.. Jerome K Jerome

'If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn't swim'.. Margaret Thatcher

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

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