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June 2018: The Resorts of North Devon

Devon is the only county in England with two separate coasts, north and south. It is the latter that is perhaps better known and more ...More
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'There might be 1 finger on the button, but there will be 15 fingers on the safety catch'.. Harold Macmillan

'There is no instinct like that of the heart.'.. Lord Byron

'Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance'.. John Ruskin

'If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought'.. Isaac Newton

'My only regret in life is that I did not drink more champagne'.. John Maynard Keynes

'What passions cannot music raise or quell?'.. John Dryden

'The only reason I made a commercial for American Express was to pay for my American Express bill'.. Peter Ustinov

'I have no intention of uttering my last words on stage. A couple of depraved young girls and room service will do me fine'.. Peter O’Toole

'It is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them'.. Agatha Christie

'Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.'.. Charlie Chaplin

'All movements go too far.'.. Bertrand Russell

'All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others'.. George Orwell

'Where there is no property there is no injustice.'.. John Locke

'Success - keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep.'.. Walter Scott

'I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may, - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful'.. John Constable

'All autobiography is self-indulgent.'.. Daphne du Maurier

'Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it'.. George Orwell

'Beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition of one's own past failings'.. Cary Grant

'Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe'.. Florence Nightingale

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

'In politics, there is no use looking beyond the next fortnight.'.. Joseph Chamberlain

'You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.'.. C S Lewis

'I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death'.. Sir Francis Bacon

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

'A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.'.. Samuel Johnson

'Man has almost constant occasion for the help of his brethren, and it is in vain for him to expect it from their benevolence only.'.. Adam Smith

'Life is a comedy for those who think... and a tragedy for those who feel'.. Horace Walpole

'It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions'.. Daniel Defoe

'I have changed. I no longer keep coal in the bath. I keep it in the bidet'.. John Prescott

'Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.'.. Joseph Conrad

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