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Letter "T" » the British
«If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum.»
«Each section of the British Isles has its own way of laughing, except Wales, which doesn't»
«I feel like I've been engaged to the British Empire since 1980 and tonight you have given me the ring [knighthood].»
«Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Americans ought to view with sympathy. For they appear to be the only people who share it with us. I mean our worship of the antique. I do not refer to beauty or even historical association. I refer to age, to a quantity of years.»
Author: William G. Golding
, British people
, the British
, with sympathy
«If people don't like Marxism, they should blame the British Museum.»
«Because half a dozen grasshoppers under a fern make the field ring withtheir importunate chink, whilst thousands of great cattle. . . chewthe cud and are silent, pray do not imagine that those who make thenoise are the only inhabitants of the field; that, of course, they aremany in number; or that, after all, they are other than the little,shriveled, meagre, hopping, though loud and troublesome _insects_ ofthe hour.»
Author: Edmund Burke
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, half dozen
, the British
«It is equality of monotony which makes the strength of the British Isles.»
«It took me twenty years of studied self-restraint, aided by the natural decay of my faculties, to make myself dull enough to be accepted as a serious person by the British public.»
«Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest»
«I had the patriotic conviction that, given great leadership of the sort I heard from Winston Churchill in the radio broadcasts to which we listened, there was almost nothing that the British people could not do»