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Famous British Quotes

'Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me!'.. Kenneth Williams

'Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged heart.'.. William Pitt (The Younger)

'I'm not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there when it happens.'.. Spike Milligan

'Those who don't believe in magic will never find it'.. Roald Dahl

'On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time'.. George Orwell

'Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself'.. George Bernard Shaw

'He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.'.. Dylan Thomas

'A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage'.. George Bernard Shaw

'All that I desire to point out is the general principle that life imitates art far more than art imitates life'.. Oscar Wilde

'Some people are born to lift heavy weights, some are born to juggle golden balls'.. Max Beerbohm

'To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour'.. William Blake

'No benevolent man ever lost altogether the fruits of his benevolence.'.. Adam Smith

'There's no such thing as failure - just waiting for success.'.. John Osborne

'Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus.'.. Margaret Thatcher

'Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic, for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt'.. Vita Sackville-West

'True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.'.. Ben Jonson

'Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.'.. W H Auden

'Chastity - the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions.'.. Aldous Huxley

'All money is a matter of belief.'.. Adam Smith

'The person that loses their conscience has nothing left worth keeping.'.. Izaak Walton

'We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.'.. Hilaire Belloc

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

'Neither a borrower nor a lender be.'.. William Shakespeare

'Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.'.. Lord Byron

'To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only meaning of life.'.. Robert Louis Stevenson

'Put three Englishmen on a desert island and within an hour they will have invented a class system'.. Alan Ayckbourn

'It's very hard to be a gentleman and a writer.'.. Somerset Maugham

'I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.'.. George Eliot

'The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy.'.. Robert Louis Stevenson

'Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love'.. Jane Austen

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