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'A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.'.. George Bernard Shaw

'Never in the way, and never out of the way.'.. Charles II

'It is not real work unless you would rather be doing something else.'.. J M Barrie

'It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser.'.. Robert Louis Stevenson

'Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms.'.. Thomas Gray

'You had better have one King than five hundred'.. Charles II

'Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.'.. Rupert Brooke

'A family with the wrong members in control; that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase.'.. George Orwell

'On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.'.. Virginia Woolf

'All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.'.. John Locke

'Work is the curse of the drinking classes.'.. Oscar Wilde

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

'Man hands on misery to man. It deepens like a coastal shelf. Get out as early as you can, and don't have any kids yourself'.. Philip Larkin

'The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency.'.. Aldous Huxley

'Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice'.. George Orwell

'A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.'.. W H Auden

'So I was getting into my car, and this bloke says to me "Can you give me a lift?" I said "Sure, you look great, the world's your oyster, go for it."'.. Tommy Cooper

'A widespread taste for pornography means that nature is alerting us to some threat of extinction'.. James G Ballard

'I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first'.. Peter Ustinov

'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 woman, the more curious she is about her face, is commonly the more careless about her house.'.. Ben Jonson

'Kings govern by means of popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them'.. Charles James Fox

'Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past'.. George Orwell

'Great countries are those that produce great people.'.. Benjamin Disraeli

'Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life'.. Oscar Wilde

'In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing'.. William Wordsworth

'Superhuman effort isn't worth a damn unless it achieves results.'.. Ernest Shackleton

'I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.'.. Edmund Burke

'Britain is the grit in the European oyster'.. John Major

'Thought is the parent of the deed.'.. Thomas Carlyle

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