Winston Churchill
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'Now that I know what I want, I don't have to hold on to it quite so much.'.. Lucien Freud

'Keep violence in the mind where it belongs.'.. Brian Aldiss

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

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

'Men may be popular without being ambitious, but there is hardly an ambitious man who does not try to be popular.'.. Lord North

'They can't censor the gleam in my eye.'.. Charles Laughton

'Big Brother is watching you.'.. George Orwell

'It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue'.. Stephen Fry

'He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.'.. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

'A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.'.. Sir Francis Bacon

'I dont speak French, I dont speak English, I am from Yorkshire'.. Geoffrey Boycott

'Breed is stronger than pasture.'.. George Eliot

'Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.'.. C S Lewis

'I would much prefer to be a judge than a coal miner because of the absence of falling coal'.. Peter Cook

'The boughs that bear most hang lowest.'.. David Garrick

'Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese'.. GK Chesterton

'Television enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn't have in your home.'.. David Frost

'Honour sinks where commerce long prevails.'.. Oliver Goldsmith

'Take away love and our earth is a tomb.'.. Robert Browning

'The land of my fathers. My fathers can have it.'.. Dylan Thomas

'All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness'.. John Ruskin

'Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself - with a smile.'.. J B Priestley

'Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead'.. Oscar Wilde

'The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.'.. Winston Churchill

'I became one of the Stately Homos of England'.. Quentin Crisp

'He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.'.. Douglas Adams

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

'I then realized my appearance was a bit odd. My right leg was no longer with me. It had caught somewhere in the top of the cockpit as I tried to leave my Spitfire.'.. Douglas Bader

'A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.'.. George Bernard Shaw

'When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude'.. GK Chesterton

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