British Quotes

It's Heaven when: The French are chefs The British are police The Germans are engineers The Swiss...

It's Heaven when: The French are chefs The British are police The Germans are engineers The Swiss are bankers And the Italians are lovers . . . It's Hell when: The English are chefs The Germans are police The French are engineers The Swiss are lovers And the Italians are bankers β€” Hidekaz Himaruya
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 26
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"Keep Calm and...

"Keep Calm and Carry On" -- British War Propaganda
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 12
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β€œWhen disaster strikes that’s w...

β€œWhen disaster strikes that’s when artists get to work.” –As quoted by Emma Watson on British Vogue
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 17
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β€œNever complain, n...

β€œNever complain, never explain” β€” British Royal Family maxim
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 03
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"The greatest success of Mohammad's life was effected by shee...

"The greatest success of Mohammad's life was effected by sheer moral force without the stroke of a sword." - Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) Considered the greatest British historian of his time.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 13
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"National pride has evil consequences. Prefer pride in humanity. German pride gave us Hitler,...

"National pride has evil consequences. Prefer pride in humanity. German pride gave us Hitler, American pride gave us Trump, British pride gave us Brexit. If you must have pride, be proud that Homo sapiens could produce Darwin, Shakespeare, Mandela, Einstein, Beethoven" - Richard Dawkins
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 31
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"To disagree with three-fourths of...

"To disagree with three-fourths of the British public is one of the first requisites of sanity." β€” Oscar Wilde
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 08
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"There is no situation so bad t...

"There is no situation so bad that it can't get worse tomorrow." -- Damian Green (British lawmaker)
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 07
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β€œI should have liked to have deployed my men in red coats on the plain do...

β€œI should have liked to have deployed my men in red coats on the plain down there and ordered them to charge. But now my armies are too vast.” ~ Winston Churchill on observing the British Army attacking German positions in 1945
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 13
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β€œWe know no spectacle so ridiculous as ...

β€œWe know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality" - Lord Macaulay (1830)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 23
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"Solitary trees, if they grow...

"Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong" - Sir Winston Churchill [1874–1965, British]
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 05
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"If you want to solve the most immediate problem if not the b...

"If you want to solve the most immediate problem if not the biggest one, stand up to the guy who's worried about graffiti on a bridge that needs maintenance." ~ A british comedian, probably
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 04
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"Keep your windscreen clean! Seeing other vehicles can be difficult enough, witho...

"Keep your windscreen clean! Seeing other vehicles can be difficult enough, without tipping the odds against you by having to look through a dirty windscreen.You never see a fighter jet with a dirty canopy."β€”British fighter pilot's advice to drivers
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 06
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β€œA State divided into a small number of rich and a large number of poor will ...

β€œA State divided into a small number of rich and a large number of poor will always develop a government manipulated by the rich to protect the amenities represented by their property.” –Harold Laski British political theorist (1893-1950)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 04
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'The reason the sun never set on the...

'The reason the sun never set on the British Empire is because God doesn't trust the British in the dark' -Unknown
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 10
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"No one with power likes democracy and that is why every generation must...

"No one with power likes democracy and that is why every generation must struggle to win it and keep it. Including you and me. Here and Now." Tony Benn (April 3, 1925 - March 14, 2014) British writer, orator, and politician
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 03
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"Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opini...

"Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” British philosopher, mathematician, historian, and social critic Bertrand Russell
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 06
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"We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the Br...

"We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality." Lord Macaulay 1800-59 English historian
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 13
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"Food; I won't eat anything else....

"Food; I won't eat anything else. It literally keeps me alive." -- Richard Ayoade (British actor/comedian)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 08
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"Treat them with humanity, and let them have no reason to complain of our c...

"Treat them with humanity, and let them have no reason to complain of our copying the brutal example of the British Army in their treatment of our unfortunate brethren who have fallen into their hands." General George Washington 1776
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 16
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"Many years ago the great British explorer George Mall...

"Many years ago the great British explorer George Mallory, who was to die on Mount Everest, was asked why did he want to climb it. He said, 'Because it is there.'" -JFK
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 30
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"All of these stars ... these vast worlds that...

"All of these stars ... these vast worlds that remain out of reach. If I could, I would annex other planets!" - Cecil Rhodes, British imperialist
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 07
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"The British are distinguished among the nations of modern Europe, on the one ...

"The British are distinguished among the nations of modern Europe, on the one hand by the excellence of their philosophers, and on the other hand by their contempt for philosophy. In both respects they show their wisdom."-- Bertrand Russell
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 09
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β€œ[The British colonizer] did not accumulate only space, but also time: that is to say, experience...

β€œ[The British colonizer] did not accumulate only space, but also time: that is to say, experiences, experiences of nights, days, terrains, mountains, cities, ...heroisms, betrayals, pains, destinies, deaths, diseases, beasts, happiness, rites, cosmogonies, dialects, gods, venerations" Jorge Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 25
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"Try to learn something about eve...

"Try to learn something about everything and everything about something." Thomas Huxley, British biologist
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 22
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"The way to get things done is not t...

"The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them." Benjamin Jowett, British theologian
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 18
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'I care not what puppet is placed onthe throne of England to rule the ...

'I care not what puppet is placed onthe throne of England to rule the Empire, ...Β The man that controls Britain's money supply controls the British Empire. And I control the money supply.' - Baron Nathan Rothschild.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 18
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"There is no limit to what a man can do so long...

"There is no limit to what a man can do so long as he does not care a straw who gets the credit for it." Charles Edward Montague, British journalist
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 26
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"All art is propaganda." -George...

"All art is propaganda." -George Orwell (The name of a series of essays by the seminal British writer)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 07
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"Nothing will ever be attempted if a...

"Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome." Samuel Johnson, British author
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 01
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"No fine work can be done without co...

"No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt." Max Beerbohm, British writer
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 20
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"A life of ease is a ...

"A life of ease is a difficult pursuit." William Cowper, British poet
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 04
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"Evidence must precede decision, decision must not be...

"Evidence must precede decision, decision must not be allowed to precede evidence." British Parliament Opposition Leader in regards to military action against Syria.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 29
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The origins of β€œRum, sodomy and...

The origins of β€œRum, sodomy and the lash” – Churchill’s alleged quip about British naval tradition…
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 18
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