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Famous British Quotes

'The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations'.. Adam Smith

'I think the British have the distinction above all other nations of being able to put new wine into old bottles without bursting them'.. Clement Attlee

'Sometimes when you're drunk you can see better.'.. Damien Hirst

'Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.'.. John Keats

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

'A common mistake people make when trying to design something is underestimating the ingenuity of fools'.. Douglas Adams

'This lady is not for turning.'.. Margaret Thatcher

'Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.'.. William Wordsworth

'The thing with Hi-Tech is that you always end up using scissors'.. David Hockney

'Of all the objects of hatred, a woman once loved is the most hateful.'.. Max Beerbohm

'A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.'.. Rudyard Kipling

'Love in all eight tones and all five semitones of the word's full octave.'.. Stephen Fry

'Catholics are just protestants protesting against protestantism'.. D H Lawrence

'It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends.'.. John Ruskin

'An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.'.. Charles Darwin

'A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.'.. Oscar Wilde

'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

'A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice'.. GK Chesterton

'Like most of those who study history, he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.'.. A J P Taylor

'I'm every bourgeois nightmare - a Cockney with intelligence and a million dollars'.. Michael Caine

'I'm an optimist, but an optimist who carries a raincoat.'.. Harold Wilson

'Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.'.. Samuel Pepys

'Except a living man, there is nothing more wonderful than a book.'.. Charles Kingsley

'Accursed be he that first invented war.'.. Christopher Marlowe

'Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us.'.. Charles Kingsley

'The Beduin could not look for God within him: he was too sure that he was within God.'.. T E Lawrence

''Not many sounds in life exceed in interest an unexpected knock at the door''.. Charles Lamb

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

'I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children'.. Arthur Conan Doyle

'Heresy is another word for freedom of thought.'.. Graham Greene

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