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Famous British Quotes

'Don't talk to me about a man's being able to talk sense; everyone can talk sense. Can he talk nonsense?'.. William Pitt (The Younger)

'There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are'.. Somerset Maugham

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

'A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit.'.. John Milton

'A woman can be anything the man who loves her would have her be.'.. J M Barrie

'Life, as I discovered, holds no more wretched occupation than trying to make the English laugh.'.. Malcolm Muggeridge

'Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse'.. Charles Dickens

'I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.'.. Florence Nightingale

'It was such a lovely day I thought it was a pity to get up'.. Somerset Maugham

'A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.'.. Kenneth Tynan

'Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong.'.. Thomas Carlyle

'Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper'.. George Orwell

'The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed.'.. Richard Sheridan

'How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.'.. Florence Nightingale

'There is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know.'.. John Dryden

'The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.'.. Charlie Chaplin

'There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow'.. Fay Weldon

'Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't'.. Margaret Thatcher

'A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light.'.. David Hockney

'If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.'.. Sir Francis Bacon

'Desperate affairs require desperate measures.'.. Horatio Nelson

'Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.'.. Evelyn Waugh

'Whichever party is in office, the Treasury is in power.'.. Harold Wilson

'Last night I dreamt I ate a ten pound marshmallow. When I woke up the pillow was gone.'.. Tommy Cooper

'If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.'.. Lewis Carroll

'I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well'.. Oliver Goldsmith

'Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment.'.. Samuel Johnson

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

'Most human beings have an infinite capacity for taking things for granted'.. Aldous Huxley

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

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