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June 2017: The Resorts of North Devon

Devon is the only county in England with two separate coasts, north and south. It is the latter that is perhaps better known and more ...More
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Famous British Quotes

'Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.'.. George Bernard Shaw

'Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.'.. George Orwell

'A Royal Commission is a broody hen sitting on a china egg.'.. Michael Foot

'Everytime a child says 'I don't believe in fairies' there is a a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.'.. J M Barrie

'The way to tell if a man is sexually excited is to check if he is breathing'.. Jo Brand

'Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.'.. John Donne

'I want to be all used up when I die.'.. George Bernard Shaw

'Everything government touches turns to crap.'.. Ringo Starr

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

'Eternity's a terrible thought. I mean, where's it all going to end?'.. Sir Tom Stoppard

'It's very hard to be a gentleman and a writer.'.. Somerset Maugham

'I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.'.. Douglas Adams

'Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of man you are.'.. Thomas Carlyle

'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

'People do not believe lies because they have to, but because they want to'.. Malcolm Muggeridge

'What happens in the heart simply happens.'.. Ted Hughes

'I would die for my country but I could never let my country die for me'.. Neil Kinnock

'Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.'.. Adam Smith

'In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.'.. W H Auden

'Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.'.. Samuel Johnson

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

'Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.'.. William Shakespeare

'Well may your heart believe the truths I tell; 'Tis virtue makes the bliss, where'er we dwell.'.. Wilkie Collins

'A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.'.. Charles Dickens

'Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country'.. Bertrand Russell

'Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.'.. Oscar Wilde

'The most precious things in speech are pauses.'.. Ralph Richardson

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

'In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing'.. William Wordsworth

'A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible'.. Thomas Hardy

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