But Lord! to see the absurd nature of Englishmen, that cannot forbear laughing and jeering at everything that looks strange
An Englishman, being flattered, is a lamb; threatened, a lion
An Englishman is a man who lives on and island in the North Sea governed by Scotsmen
The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes
One has often wondered whether upon the whole earth there is anything so unintelligent, so unapt to perceive how the world is really going, as an ordinary young Englishman of our upper class
The Englishman can get along with sex quite perfectly so long as he can pretend that it isn''t sex but something else
In dealing with Englishmen you can be sure of one thing only, that the logical solution will not be adopted
The English are not happy unless they are miserable, the Irish are not at peace unless they are at war, and the Scots are not at home unless they are abroad
The English are not very spiritual people, so they invented cricket to give them some idea of eternity
The English never draw a line without blurring it
Summer afternoon - Summer afternoon... the two most beautiful words in the English language.
If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur.
If any Englishman dedicated his life to securing the freedom of India, resisting tyranny and serving the land, I should welcome that Englishman as an Indian.
The English people on the whole are surely the nicest people in the world and everyone makes everything so easy for everybody else, that there is almost nothing to resist at all.
The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent and is modest about it.
The American English manners are for more frightening than none at all.
Every English poet should master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them.
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