Top 10 Quotes by George Mikes

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Humility is one of the most repulsive virtues, nearly always false.

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Many Continentals think life is a game; the English think cricket is a game. George Mike
George Mikes

I have often thought that the aim of port is to give you a good and durable hangover, so that during the next day you should be reminded of the splendid occasion the night before.

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On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners.
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Bargaining is a repulsive habit; compromise is one of the highest human virtues - the difference between the two being that the first is practised on the Continent, the latter in Great Britain.

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THE British are brave people. They can face anything, except reality.
George Mikes

Continental people have sex-lives; the English have hot-water bottles

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The English are always ready to admire anything so long as they can queue up.
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In England only uneducated people show off their knowledge; nobody quotes Latin or Greek authors in the course of conversation, unless he has never read them.

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In England it is bad manners to be clever, to assert something confidently. It may be your own personal view that two and two make four, but you must not state it in a self-assured way, because this is a democratic country and others may be of a different opinion.