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Famous British Quotes

'Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect'.. Samuel Johnson

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

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

'I hate publicity, and I have contrived to survive to be an old woman without it, except in the homey atmosphere of Agricultural Shows'.. Beatrix Potter

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

'Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious'.. George Orwell

'A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.'.. W H Auden

'If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn't swim'.. Margaret Thatcher

'I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may, - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful'.. John Constable

'Diligence is the mother of good fortune.'.. Benjamin Disraeli

'When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.'.. Jonathan Swift

'How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.'.. Arthur C Clarke

'Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.'.. Robert Southey

'I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.'.. Charlie Chaplin

'I am easily satisfied with the very best.'.. Winston Churchill

'My unhealthy affection for my second daughter has waned. Now I despise all my seven children equally.'.. Evelyn Waugh

'The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal; the good one really does'.. William Blake

'In politics, there is no use looking beyond the next fortnight.'.. Joseph Chamberlain

'Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.'.. E M Forster

'I wouldn't mind seeing China if I could come back the same day.'.. Philip Larkin

'I don't think I am any good. If I thought I was any good, I wouldn't be.'.. John Betjeman

'A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.'.. Stanley Baldwin

'All great truths begin as blasphemies.'.. George Bernard Shaw

'Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success.'.. Vanessa Redgrave

'It takes courage to make a fool of yourself'.. Charlie Chaplin

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

'Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me!'.. Kenneth Williams

'All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness'.. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

'The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.'.. Robert Louis Stevenson

'Conventionality is not morality.'.. Charlotte Bronte

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