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John Florio Quotes and Sayings

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England is the paradise of women, the purgatory of men,
and the hell of horses.
- John Florio

Patience is the best medicine.
- John Florio

Night is the mother of thoughts.
- John Florio

A good husband makes a good wife.
- John Florio

 

Who has not served cannot command.
- John Florio

Wisdom sails with wind and time.
- John Florio

Praise the sea, on shore remain.
- John Florio

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Who will not suffer labor in this world,
let him not be born.
- John Florio

To eat well in England, you should have a breakfast three times a day.
- W. Somerset Maugham

In England the only homage which they pay to Virtue -
is hypocrisy.
- Lord Byron

A man builds a house in England with the expectation
of living in it and leaving it to his children;
we shed our houses in America as easily as a snail does his shell.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

I love England.
It's no coincidence it's the first place I moved to
for a more cosmopolitan life,
which is the only thing Iceland lacks.
- Bjork

It has always been difficult to get Big Bird to be very pretty.
Big Bird in England is much more gorgeous.
- Jim Henson

On the Continent people have good food;
in England people have good table manners.
- George Mikes

Since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone.
When you think of the defense of England you no longer
think of the chalk cliffs of Dover;
you think of the Rhine.
- Stanley Baldwin

In a few years there will be only five kings in the
world the King of England and the four kings in a pack of cards.
- King Farouk

I always thought it hadn't influenced me very much,
but I heard from many people from England that many
motives from German fairytales are to be found in my books.
- Cornelia Funke

There are the manufacturing multitudes of England;
they must have work,
and find markets for their work; if machines and the Black Country are ugly,
famine would be uglier still.
- Goldwin Smith

The sea from Dunkirk to Dover during these days of
the evacuation looked like any coastal road in England on a bank holiday.
It was solid with shipping.
- Douglas Bader

We stay as a team.
I might be England captain, but that doesn't mean I get treated differently.
- David Beckham

We'd played for years to half-empty clubs in England.
- Phil Collen

If I could create an ideal world, it would be an England
with the fire of the Elizabethans,
the correct taste of the Georgians, and the refinement
and pure ideals of the Victorians.
- H. P. Lovecraft

In England only uneducated people show off their knowledge;
nobody quotes Latin or Greek authors in the course of conversation,
unless he has never read them.
- George Mikes

My state has the highest child poverty rate in all of New England,
above the national average.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

I think worrying things are going on in England -
a real apathy.
- Alan Rickman

My first crush was Hayley Mills when I was a little kid in England.
I used to kiss her picture goodnight.
- Rick Springfield

Judged by the law of England, I know this crime entails
upon me the penalty of death;
but the history of Ireland explains that crime and justifies it.
- Thomas Francis Meagher

Our children were mostly brought up and educated in
the Churchill suburb east of Pittsburgh.
Each summer, we took them back to England for an extended period.
- John Pople

Though born in Nova Scotia, I am of almost pure New England descent.
- Simon Newcomb

Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil
is rightwise king born of all England.
- Thomas Malory

So, Blair keep your England, and let me keep my Zimbabwe.
- Robert Mugabe

There was still food rationing in England and life
was difficult all through my 2 year stay in Oxford.
- Sydney Brenner

If anything, there's a difference in working with color
in England and the color in the US.
- Jim Henson

More emphasis was thus thrown upon the local governments than in England.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

As I absorbed life here and understood it better,
I just completely fell in love with England.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

Russia will not soon become, if it ever becomes,
a second copy of the United States or England -
where liberal value have deep historic roots.
- Vladimir Putin

It did not come naturally; in fact, it would be difficult
to conceive of any more dogmatic and less tolerant
people than the first settlers on New England shores.
- Paul Harris

If only Vivien Leigh had stayed in England,
that part would have been mine.
- Joan Bennett

Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live.
- John Milton

He was not only a bore; he bored for England.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

I did a long concert tour in England and Denmark and Sweden,
and I also sang for the Soviet people,
one of the finest musical audiences in the world.
- Paul Robeson

The people of England are never so happy as when you
tell them they are ruined.
- Arthur Murphy

Continuity is one of the things I like about New England.
- Tracy Kidder

I was really small when jazz broke through in England
and I can still remember sneaking off to the living
room to listen to it on the radio -
much to my parent's disapproval.
- Jeff Beck

Our family arrived in England in 1960.
At that time I thought the war was ancient history.
But if I think of 15 years ago from now,
that's 1990, and that seems like yesterday to me.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Our New England climate is mild and equable compared with that of the Platte.
- Francis Parkman

I don't think England is that gray but India is like a long drone.
- Ray Davies

I welcome him like I welcome cold sores.
He's from England, he's angry and he's got Mad Power Disease.
- Paula Abdul

In England, it's now Sir Ben.
Mister has just disappeared.
It's not even on my passport anymore.
They've taken Mister away from me.
- Ben Kingsley

If you make a treaty first with the United States and
settle the matter of the opium trade,
England cannot change this, though she should desire to do so.
- Townsend Harris

I think the best place to work in football is England.
- Jose Mourinho

Though I am not imperial, and though Elizabeth may not deserve it,
the Queen of England will easily deserve to have an emperor's son to marry.
- Elizabeth I

Since Sven Goran Eriksson took over,
England have been fantastic.
- Franz Beckenbauer

Like sex in Victorian England, the reality of Big Business
today is our big dirty secret.
- Ralph Nader

My introduction to track racing was through the background
of cross country running,
which is not a sport perhaps as popular in America as it is in England.
- Roger Bannister

I grew up in Cambridge in England, and my love of mathematics
dates from those early childhood days.
- Andrew Wiles

I think in England you eat too much sugar and meat
and not enough vegetables.
- Arsene Wenger

There's a lot of people who don't understand the circle crops in England.
Pure enigma.
- Ken Kesey

Now the master paid a number of visits to England and,
as a Cambridge man, it is a source of pride that he
taught there for a longer period than elsewhere in my country.
- John G. D. Clark

When on my return to England I showed the cast of the
cranium to Professor Huxley,
he remarked at once that it was the most ape-like skull he had ever beheld.
- Charles Lyell

My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England's hate;
neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me.
- Elizabeth I

The most serious charge which can be brought against
New England is not Puritanism but February.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

The Church in England is the Church of England.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Why on earth do we want closer connection with England?
We have little in common with English people except our language.
We are fast becoming an entirely different people.
- Henry Lawson

Never had there been such an attempt to make conquest
the servant of civilization.
About keeping India there is no question.
England has a real duty there.
- Goldwin Smith

Everything was in stark and dreadful contrast with
the trivial crises and counterfeit emotions of Hollywood,
and I returned to England deeply moved and emotionally worn out.
- C. S. Forester

Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply,
there you will find the cultural inheritance of England.
- Karel Capek

Tea-shops were to become my favourite haunts in England.
- Zola Budd

I have never had the opportunity to play in England,
so I know little about it.
- Zinedine Zidane

I remember my second game for England -
we lost 2-0 to Norway,
I was subbed and didn't do myself justice and I thought
that was the end of my England career.
- Teddy Sheringham


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