Old British Sayings


The only thing that could possibly save British politics would be Margaret Thatcher's assassin. Steven Morrissey

Another of his sayings was, that education was the best viaticum of old age. Diogenes Laertius

No medieval monarch in the whole of British history ever had such power as every modern British Prime Minister has in his or her hands. Nor does any American President have power approaching this Tony Benn

I loved history, particularly of the British, American and Old Testament kind. Luke Ford

Be Briton still to Britain true, Among oursel's united; For never but by British hands Maun British wrangs be righted. Robert Burns

Old Madame du Deffand and her friends talked for fifty years without stopping. And of it all, what remains? Perhaps three witty sayings. So that we are at liberty to suppose either that nothing was said, or that nothing witty was said, or that the fraction of three witty sayings lasted eighteen thousand two hundred and fifty nights, which does not leave a liberal allowance of wit for any one of them. Virginia Woolf

I like the fact that I have good old-fashioned British teeth with a big gap. Georgia May Jagger

A few regular troops from old France, weakened by hunger and sickness, who, when fresh, were unable to withstand the British soldiers, are their general's chief dependence. James Wolfe

When young I did my best to undo that bit of the British Empire I found myself in: that is, old Southern Rhodesia. Doris Lessing

I will open my mouth in a parable I will utter dark sayings of old. Things that we have heard and known, that our fathers told us. We will not hide them from their children, but tell it to the coming generations. Bible

In the weeks and months ahead, my task is to show I have the new ideas, the vision and the experience to earn the trust of the British people. Gordon Brown

All British castles and old country homes are supposed to be haunted. It's in the lease. Bob Hope

It's about time a 55-year-old British woman is the heroine of an action movie. I may have to write it. Emma Thompson

I think it's important that we have a new batch of British film-makers that aren't doing the same old stuff. And that includes me. Noel Clarke

I think the good old British democracy should keep scrutinising and pressing to get the truth out. Clare Short

The single most important thing you can do in business is to be yourself. Sherry Lansing

I first read science fiction in the old British Chum annual when I was about 12 years old. A E Van Vogt

Without history we are infants. Ask what binds the British Isles more closely to America than to Europe and only history gives a reply. Of all intellectual pursuits, history is the most supremely useful. That is why people crave it and need ever more of it. Simon Jenkins

Hollywood movies are designed for 15-year-old youths from North Dakota who, intellectually speaking, are on equal terms with a British zoo animal. Jeremy Clarkson

We have lost the good old British spirit. Instead we have American journalism and black-shirted buffoons making a cheap imitation of ice-cream sellers. Oswald Mosley



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