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Ma Ferguson Quotes and Sayings

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If English was good enough for Jesus Christ,
then it's good enough for Texas.
- Ma Ferguson

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb PHOTO

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch

 

Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.
- English Proverb

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English
man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.
- George Galloway

Drawing on my fine command of the English language,
I said nothing.
- Robert Benchley

The most important words in the English language
are not "I love you" but "It's benign."
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.
- Alan Perlis

It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which
occur more frequently in memory than in life.
- P. D. James

We have always found the Irish a bit odd.
They refuse to be English.
- Winston Churchill

The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English,
because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine
dollars for the right to speak it.
- Scott McNealy

All hockey players are bilingual.
They know English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe

You know, I do speak the Queens English.
It's just the wrong Queens that's all.
It's over the 59th Street Bridge.
It's not over the Atlantic Ocean.
- Cyndi Lauper

The English press, are so nosy, and the English seem
to love that eavesdropping.
- Michael Hutchence

The time given to athletic contests and the injuries
incurred on the playing field are part of the price
which the English-speaking race has paid for being world conquerors.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

Sonnets are guys writing in English,
imitating an Italian song form.
It was a form definitely sung as often as it was recited.
- Steve Earle

The English can be a very critical, unforgiving people,
but criticism can be good.
And this is a country that loves comedy.
- Bjork

The thing is, in English I'm able to write the lyrics as I'm making the song,
once I'm done with the melody.
- Utada Hikaru

The English (it must be owned) are rather a foul-mouthed nation.
- William Hazlitt

Being English, I always laugh at anything to do with the lavatory or bottoms.
- Elizabeth Hurley

French is, in many ways, more difficult for an English-speaking person to sing.
It is so full of complex and trying vowels.
It requires the utmost subtlety.
- Alma Gluck

Myspace alone has just over 80 million users and ranks
as the sixth most popular English language website
and the eighth most popular site in the world.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

We lived on a farm in the English countryside,
where we wrote a lot of our music.
You really were treated like an artist during those days-not like product,
which is now the mode.
- Gary Wright

Even if you do learn to speak correct English,
whom are you going to speak it to?
- Clarence Darrow

Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and
poet of the English language,
lived in a time that was politically very conservative
and it's reflected in his writings.
- Alex Cox

My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages
are left in the decent obscurity of a learned language.
- Edward Gibbon

Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever
devised for sins committed in previous lives.
The English reading public explains the reason why.
- James Joyce

The English race is the best at weeping and the worst at laughing.
- Thomas Hearne

Your English style will no doubt put all the other gentlemen to bed.
I speak figuratively, of course.
- John Gielgud

He is ready, if the occasion presents itself,
to throw the whole English population in the St.
Lawrence.
- Wilfrid Laurier

In spite of holidays when I was free to visit London
theatres and explore the countryside,
I spent four very miserable years as a colonial at an English school.
- Patrick White

The English are predisposed to pride,
the French to vanity.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

There's a focus that hasn't been there for ages and
ages and some American bands are sounding quite English
like they did in the late 70s and early 80s.
- Graham Coxon

For 180 years, we voted in English.
That is the true American tradition,
and this amendment is true to our heritage,
not what has existed unnaturally for the last 20 years.
- Spencer Bachus

The English never smash in a face.
They merely refrain from asking it to dinner.
- Margaret Halsey

There are some sounds that English singers find quite difficult to manipulate.
- Neville Marriner

Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves
to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery
of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds.
- Dorothy L. Sayers

The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself.
- Charles Dickens

The number one secret of being a successful writer is this:
marry an English major.
- Stephen Ambrose

I was playing rugby and the other games English school children do,
and there was an event in which races were run,
and I won these by a considerable margin.
- Roger Bannister

I spend more time learning about Buddhism than English,
which is why my English today is still bad.
- Jet Li

For the version of this CD released in Japan,
a translation of the English lyrics is included,
but there are lots of places where meanings are lost
in the process of translation.
- Utada Hikaru

Those were the days, you know.
It's an English thing; as soon as it's gets to 6 pm,
you have to go and have a drink.
We used to stick to that religiously.
- Andy Taylor

In fact, eloquence in English will inevitably make
use of the Latin element in our vocabulary.
- Robert Fitzgerald

Speaks cheerful English and in the past has written
this language with a paintbrush that talks.
- Jimmy Breslin

They said I couldn't play anything but an English boy.
I knew I could.
So I went to New York.
- Roddy McDowall

It is a culture voice, but it is a very American culture voice,
and I am very used to English culture voice.
So I had to work like hell to flatten those R's.
- Christopher Plummer

I was well warned about English food,
so it did not surprise me, but I do wonder sometimes,
how they ever manage to prise it up long enough to get a plate under it.
- Margaret Halsey

To cultivate an English accent is already a departure away from what you are.
- Sean Connery

The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes.
- Thomas Beecham

We were very kindly received by the English merchants
to whom my companion had letters,
and we set ourselves to learn what was the real state of things in Mexico.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

It was always said that the big distinction between
the French and the English is that the English are
intelligent and the French are intellectual.
- Kenneth Baker

The English language is nobody's special property.
It is the property of the imagination:
it is the property of the language itself.
- Derek Walcott

One of my favorite poets, Neruda, writes close to the bone.
Though I know only a little Spanish,
I like to compare the Spanish and English lines and
see how the translator worked.
- Anita Diament

I like the English.
They have the most rigid code of immorality in the world.
- Malcolm Bradbury

I don't know why you use a fancy French word like detente
when there's a good English phrase for it -
cold war.
- Golda Meir

The American mind, unlike the English,
is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me...
by newspapers and the Bible.
- Van Wyck Brooks

It appears that the English think the Japanese...
are fond of opium, and they want to bring it here also.
- Townsend Harris

I think maybe the English don't want to try something and look stupid,
because they are a bit reserved.
- Alain Prost

Everything has changed.
When I was at school and was told I had better learn English,
I said: What for? The English are a hell of a long way away!
- Juan Manuel Fangio

Nowadays, anyone who cannot speak English and is incapable
of using the Internet is regarded as backward.
- Al-Waleed bin Talal

I'm learning English at the moment.
I can say 'Big Ben', 'Hello Rodney',
'Tower Bridge' and 'Loo'.
- Cher

I was more excited than scared, at the opportunity
to work in an English movie.
- Aishwarya Rai

Every German child learns to speak English in school.
- Cornelia Funke

German and English firms operate internationally,
while French firms do not.
The only place where they all have work is in China.
Anybody can sell himself in China!
- Helmut Jahn

The vast majority of English folk cannot and will not
consider a picture as a picture,
apart from any story which it may be supposed to tell.
- James Whistler

If Wellington epitomizes the English gentleman,
Eisenhower epitomizes the natural American gentleman.
- John Keegan

I unfortunately don't speak French, but my wife is now fluent in English,
which really reflects rather badly on me.
- Sean Connery


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