Winston Churchill
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'A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.'.. Thomas Carlyle

'I have two ambitions in life: one is to drink every pub dry, the other is to sleep with every woman on earth.'.. Oliver Reed

'My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain.'.. W H Auden

'I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and that's to get rid of all my other desires'.. John Cleese

'Why buy a book when you can join a library'.. Ricky Gervais

'To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukaemia with leeches'.. Margaret Thatcher

'I always wanted to be an explorer, but - it seemed I was doomed to be nothing more than a very silly person.'.. Michael Palin

'The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us.'.. Peter Ustinov

'It's all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.'.. Mick Jagger

'Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.'.. Beatrix Potter

'Unlimited power corrupts the possessor.'.. William Pitt (The Younger)

'Biologically speaking, if something bites you it's more likely to be female.'.. Desmond Morris

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

'That's all drugs and alcohol do, they cut off your emotions in the end.'.. Ringo Starr

'The finest eloquence is that which gets things done.'.. David Lloyd George

'Never trust a man who does not have a single redeeming vice'.. Winston Churchill

'Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.'.. Jonathan Swift

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

'Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams.'.. Somerset Maugham

'As far as I am concerned the paint is the person. I want it to work for me just as flesh does.'.. Lucien Freud

'Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.'.. Charles Lamb

'Life was planned by a committee while the clever ones had popped out to the lav'.. Victoria Wood

'You only require two things in life: your sanity and your wife.'.. Tony Blair

'Humour is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.'.. Virginia Woolf

'Progress everywhere today does seem to come so very heavily disguised as Chaos'.. Joyce Grenfell

'Three minutes thought would suffice to sort this out but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time'.. A E Housman

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

'It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting.'.. Sir Tom Stoppard

'The person that loses their conscience has nothing left worth keeping.'.. Izaak Walton

'I'm a classic example of all humorists - only funny when I'm working'.. Peter Sellers

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