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The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent, and is modest about it.
Nationalities and Nationalism
James Agate

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

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

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The English are polite by telling lies. The Americans are polite by telling the truth.
Manners
Malcolm Bradbury

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The English never draw a line without blurring it.
Compromise
Winston Churchill

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The English like eccentrics. They just don't like them living next door.
Eccentricity
Julian Clary

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

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Clearly spoken, Mr. Fogg; you explain English by Greek.
Ambiguity
Benjamin Franklin

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The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.
Law and Lawyers
Oliver Goldsmith

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The funniest line in English is Get it? When you say that, everyone chortles.
Jokes and Jokers
Garrison Keillor

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The upshot was, my paintings must burn that English artists might finally learn.
Censorship
D. H. Lawrence

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Opera in English, is about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
Opera
H. L. Mencken

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

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Continental people have sex lives; the English have hot-water bottles.
Sex
George Mikes

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Nothing unites the English like war. Nothing divides them like Picasso.
Unity
Hugh Mills

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Civilization -- a heap of rubble scavenged by scrawny English Lit. vultures.
Civilization
Malcolm Muggeridge

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An Englishmen thinks seated; a Frenchmen standing; an American pacing, an Irishman, afterwards.
Nationalities and Nationalism
Austin O'Malley

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The two most beautiful words in the English language are: Check Enclosed.
Words
Dorothy Parker

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The English are predisposed to pride, the French to vanity.
Nationalities and Nationalism
Jean Jacques Rousseau

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The English think they are free. They are free only during the election of members of parliament.
Freedom
Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

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How can what an Englishman believes be hearsay? It is a contradiction in terms.
Contradiction
George Bernard Shaw

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The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.
Language
George Bernard Shaw

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The English have a heavy hearted way of amusing themselves.
Nationalities and Nationalism
Sully

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American is a very difficult language mixed with English.
America
Source Unknown

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