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An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose. ...
by A. P. Herbert

An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.
- A. P. Herbert

The critical period of matrimony is breakfast-time.
- A. P. Herbert

The concept of two people living together for 25 years
without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit
only to be admired in sheep.
- A. P. Herbert

A high-brow is someone who looks at a sausage and thinks of Picasso.
- A. P. Herbert

 

I am sure that the party system is right and necessary.
There must be some scum.
- A. P. Herbert

People must not do things for fun.
We are not here for fun.
There is no reference to fun in any Act of Parliament.
- A. P. Herbert

This high official, all allow, is grossly overpaid;
there wasn't any Board,
and now there isn't any Trade.
- A. P. Herbert

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An Englishman teaching an American about food is like
the blind leading the one-eyed.
- A. J. Liebling

I am not an Englishman, I was never an Englishman,
and I don't ever want to be one.
I am a Scotsman!
I was a Scotsman and I will always be one.
- Sean Connery

I married a young Englishman in Cambridge in 1955 and
have lived in Britain every since.
- Anne Stevenson

If I were an American, as I am an Englishman,
while a foreign troop was landed in my country,
I never would lay down my arms never never never!
- William Pitt

An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.
- George Mikes

An Englishman, being flattered, is a lamb;
threatened,
a lion.
- George Chapman

The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American,
courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.
- Katharine Hepburn

The average Englishman has no idea of the dynamism in the music scene here.
- Kabir Bedi

Or a White Englishman would rather smash a White Frenchman than a Jew!
Crazy!
- Tom Metzger

If an Englishman gets run down by a truck he apologizes to the truck.
- Jackie Mason

The liberty of the Press is the Palladium of all the civil,
political and religious rights of an Englishman.
- Junius

Every Englishman is convinced of one thing,
viz.: That to be an Englishman is to belong to the
most exclusive club there is.
- Ogden Nash

An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.
- George Bernard Shaw

The very phrase 'foreign affairs' makes an Englishman
convinced that I am about to treat of subjects with which he has no concern.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Remember that you are an Englishman,
and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life.
- Cecil Rhodes

Life isn't all beer and skittles, but beer and skittles,
or something better of the same sort,
must form a good part of every Englishman's education.
- Thomas Hughes

An Englishman will fairly drink as much As will maintain two families of Dutch.
- Daniel Defoe

Even crushed against his brother in the Tube the average
Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone.
- Germaine Greer

An Englishman's way of speaking absolutely classifies him.
- Alan Jay Lerner

An Englishman's never so natural as when he's holding his tongue.
- Henry James

Who says Australia offers not a home for every poor Englishman,
or any other countryman that finds his way to our shores?
And what sort of thanks do we get for it?
- Henry Lawson

The Englishman wants to be recognized as a gentleman,
or as some other suitable species of human being,
the American wants to be considered a good guy.
- Louis Kronenberger

That is why I come forward tonight without any political label,
without any bias, but just simply as an Englishman to say to you:
a crime is being committed against civilization.
- John Amery

You never find an Englishman among the under-dogs except in England,
of course.
- Evelyn Waugh

There were two sides to David Lean: on the one side,
he was kind of a rather stiff, disciplined Englishman.
And then he had this kind of romantic side to him.
I think being true to both sides of your nature is important.
- John Boorman

Here the Frenchman, Spaniard, and Englishman all passed,
leaving each his legend; and a brilliant and more or
less feudal civilization with its aristocracy and slaves
has departed with the economic system upon which it rested.
- Hervey Allen

Listeners will wonder what an Englishman is doing on
the German radio tonight.
You can imagine that before taking this step I hoped
that someone better qualified than me would come forward.
- John Amery

You know what the Englishman's idea of compromise is? He says,
Some people say there is a God.
Some people say there is no God.
The truth probably lies somewhere between these two statements.
- William Butler Yeats

Had we lived I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood,
endurance and courage of my companions which would
have stirred the heart of every Englishman.
These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale.
- Robert Falcon Scott

In this case it appealed to me partly because it felt
close to me in some ways.
This is about a confused, bewildered middle class Englishman
adrift in smalltown America and that has definitely been me.
- Colin Firth

The French want no-one to be their superior.
The English want inferiors.
The Frenchman constantly raises his eyes above him with anxiety.
The Englishman lowers his beneath him with satisfaction.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Making the City Of Joy gave me the best political education of my life.
It became a wrestling match between an Englishman who
had gradually ceased to be a Marxist,
and a culture that was becoming more Marxist by the day.
- Roland Joffe

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

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

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

Forgive those who have injured you -
not because they deserve your forgiveness,
but because you can never be happy
until you release your anger and grant forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

The weak can never forgive.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov


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