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Famous British Quotes

'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.'.. Edmund Burke

'At fifty everyone has the face he deserves.'.. George Orwell

'Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.'.. W H Auden

'I dont hold with abroad and think foreigners speak English when our backs are turned'.. Quentin Crisp

'Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking'.. Humphry Davy

'My biggest regret in life is saving David Frost from drowning'.. Peter Cook

'When a society has to resort to the lavatory for its humour the writing is on the wall'.. Alan Bennett

'Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are!'.. Charles Dickens

'If they make it illegal to wear the veil at work, bee keepers are going to be furious'.. Milton Jones

'Civilization is the making of civil persons.'.. John Ruskin

'People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf'.. George Orwell

'All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.'.. George Eliot

'It's no use crying over spilt summits.'.. Harold Macmillan

'Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility'.. George Orwell

'Advertising is legalized lying.'.. H G Wells

'Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.'.. Thomas Carlyle

'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.'.. Samuel Johnson

'I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite'.. GK Chesterton

'Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.'.. W H Auden

'Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.'.. Charles Dickens

'Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.'.. George Orwell

'Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.'.. Sir Francis Bacon

'I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many unsigned poems, was a woman'.. Virginia Woolf

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

'Men think about women. Women think about what men think about them.'.. Peter Ustinov

'To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.'.. Virginia Woolf

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

'Death is no different whined at than withstood.'.. Philip Larkin

'It's easier to replace a dead man than a good picture.'.. George Bernard Shaw

'Sex is a momentary itch, love never lets you go.'.. Sir Kingsley Amis

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