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'Consciousness is an end in itself. We torture ourselves getting somewhere, and when we get there it is nowhere, for there is nowhere to get to.'.. D H Lawrence

'If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.'.. W H Auden

'Coincidences are spiritual puns.'.. GK Chesterton

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

'My family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering.'.. W S Gilbert

'Men of my age live in a state of continual desperation.'.. Vita Sackville-West

'Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.'.. Samuel Johnson

'An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children.'.. Benjamin Disraeli

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

'Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.'.. John Ruskin

'In heaven an angel is nobody in particular.'.. George Bernard Shaw

'I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves'.. Mary Shelley

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

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

'History is a race between education and catastrophe.'.. H G Wells

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

'A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality'.. John Lennon

'When one is writing a novel in the first person, one must be that person.'.. Daphne du Maurier

'You can get an Englishman to do anything simply by whispering in his ear "I know your guilty secret"'.. P G Wodehouse

'Anything is good if it's made of chocolate.'.. Jo Brand

'A day without laughter is a day wasted.'.. Charlie Chaplin

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

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

'This is the first age that's ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one'.. Arthur C Clarke

'Heroes, whatever high ideas we may have of them, are mortal and not divine. We are all as God made us and many of us much worse.'.. John Osborne

'There is no such thing as darkness; only a failure to see.'.. Malcolm Muggeridge

'Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.'.. Winston Churchill

'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all'.. Alfred Lord Tennyson

'A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can'.. Jane Austen

'The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.'.. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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