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'The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.'.. Max Beerbohm

'As covetousness is the root of all evil, so poverty is the worst of all snares.'.. Daniel Defoe

'It is only the dull who like practical jokes'.. Oscar Wilde

'The profession of a prostitute is the only career in which the maximum income is paid to the newest apprentice'.. William Booth

'We often repent of our first thoughts, and scarce ever of our second'.. Horace Walpole

'The best research for playing a drunk is being a British actor for 20 years'.. Michael Caine

'A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool'.. William Shakespeare

'My favourite musical instrument is the telephone'.. Quentin Crisp

'Is there anything worn under the kilt? No, it's all in perfect working order.'.. Spike Milligan

'One of the things being in politics has taught me is that men are not a reasoned or reasonable sex'.. Margaret Thatcher

'I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.'.. Winston Churchill

'Dangerous foreigners begin at Calais and dont stop until you get to Bombay where they play cricket and speak English'.. Clement Attlee

'Her virtue was that she said what she thought, her vice that what she thought didn't amount to much.'.. Peter Ustinov

'The truth is rarely pure and never simple.'.. Oscar Wilde

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

'I spent many years laughing at Harry Secombe's singing until somebody told me that it wasn't a joke.'.. Spike Milligan

'Faith is a passionate intuition.'.. William Wordsworth

'People who insist on telling their dreams are among the terrors of the breakfast table'.. Max Beerbohm

'Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.'.. Michael Caine

'I used to look at these pictures of trumpeters pointing their instrument to the ceiling. Stunning pictures, but if you play the trumpet and point it upwards, all the spit comes back into your mouth!'.. Humphrey Lyttleton

'All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised a little, and appreciated a little'.. Oliver Goldsmith

'There is no sin but ignorance.'.. Christopher Marlowe

'Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life.'.. Lord Byron

'I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top'.. John Keats

'What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.'.. Samuel Johnson

'As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.'.. John Lennon

'Don't talk to me about atrocities in war; all war is an atrocity.'.. Lord Kitchener

'Somebody said to me, 'But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.' That's a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, 'Now, let's write a swimming pool.''.. Paul McCartney

'Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven'.. John Milton

'I'll give you my opinion of the human race in a nutshell... their heart's in the right place, but their head is a thoroughly inefficient organ.'.. Somerset Maugham

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