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'It's not whether you win or lose, it's how many people remember you when you die.'.. Jonathan Ross

'I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt'.. George Orwell

'Look back, and smile on perils past.'.. Walter Scott

'English winters are like the 1st world war. You start thinking am I going to get to the end of this'.. John Cleese

'Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged heart.'.. William Pitt (The Younger)

'It only takes a room of Americans for the English and Australians to realise how much we have in common.'.. Stephen Fry

'We drink one another's health and spoil our own.'.. Jerome K Jerome

'Unless we remember we cannot understand.'.. E M Forster

'We often repent of our first thoughts, and scarce ever of our second'.. Horace Walpole

'Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion.'.. Spike Milligan

'Better to go than sit around being a terrible old bore.'.. Auberon Waugh

'Unintelligent people always look for a scapegoat.'.. Ernest Bevin

'A neurosis is a secret that you don't know you are keeping.'.. Kenneth Tynan

'Heroes, whatever high ideas we may have of them, are mortal and not divine. We are all as God made us and many of us much worse.'.. John Osborne

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

'The sound of laughter is the most civilised music in the world'.. Peter Ustinov

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

'A good gulp of hot whiskey at bedtime - it's not very scientific but it helps'.. Alexander Fleming

'When I was a nurse my favourite assignment was the anorexia ward. I sometimes had 17 dinners'.. Jo Brand

'I see myself as a roving mosquito, choosing it's target.'.. Kenneth Williams

'A businessman is the only man who is forever apologizing for his occupation.'.. GK Chesterton

'The average Englishman goes 6 months without crying depending on the Football results'.. Frank Skinner

'At the side of the everlasting why, is a yes, and a yes, and a yes.'.. E M Forster

'Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old'.. Winston Churchill

'Where there is no property there is no injustice.'.. John Locke

'Very few of us are what we seem'.. Agatha Christie

'I have never acted on a press release or gone out to dinner with a PR. I think PR is a ridiculous job. They are the headlice of civilisation'.. A A Gill

'Love is love's reward.'.. John Dryden

'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.'.. Winston Churchill

'There is no such thing as liberty. You only change one sort of domination for another. All we can do is to choose our master.'.. D H Lawrence

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