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'I'm all in favour of free expression provided it's kept rigidly under control.'

'If you think squash is a competitive activity, try flower arranging.'

'Life is generally something that happens elsewhere.'

'We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules.'

'Most people perform well in a crisis - when the spotlight is on them; it's on the Sunday afternoons of this life, when no-one is looking, that the spirit falters.'

'When a society has to resort to the lavatory for its humour the writing is on the wall'

'The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut one knows exactly where one is'

'A public schoolboy must be acceptable at a dance and invaluable in a shipwreck'

Born in Leeds, West Yorkshire
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The House of Lords is like a glass of champagne that has stood for five days - Clement Attlee
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Battle of Falkirk - 1746, Scott reaches the South Pole - 1912
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