THE British are brave people. They can face anything, except reality.
Remember that those five hundred words an average Englishman uses are far from being the whole vocabulary of the language. You may learn another five hundred and another five thousand and yet another fifty thousand and still you may come across a further fifty thousand you have never heard of before
On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners. George Mike
The man who is not afraid of danger is not a hero, but a psychopath.
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.
On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners.
English humor resembles the Loch Ness Monster in that both are famous but there is a strong suspicion that neither exists.
A criminal may improve and become a decent member of society. A foreigner cannot improve. Once a foreigner, always a foreigner. There is no way out for him.
Continental people have sex-lives; the English have hot-water bottles
On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners. George M
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.
The world still consists of two clearly divided groups: the English and the foreigners. One group consists of less than 50 million people; the other of 3,950 million. The latter group does not really count.
Jokes are better than war. Even the most aggressive jokes are better than the least aggressive wars. Even the longest jokes are better than the shortest wars.
You can keep a dog: but it is the cat who keeps people, because cats find humans useful domestic animals.
Many Continentals think life is a game; the English think cricket is a game. George Mike
When people say England, they sometimes mean Great Britain, sometimes the United Kingdom, sometimes the British Isles, - but never England.
An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one. George Mike
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.
An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one. George M
Humility is one of the most repulsive virtues, nearly always false.
Travel' is the name of a modern disease which became rampant in themid-fifties and is still spreading. The disease - its scientific name is travelitis furiosus - is carried by a germ called prosperity.
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.
Prices in Italy are only slightly lower than in France, which means that Italy is a very expensive country for everyone, natives, visitors and tourists.
Japan suffered terribly from the atomic bomb but never adopted a pose of moral superiority, implying: 'We would never have done it!' The Japanese know perfectly well they would have used it had they had it. They accept the idea that war is war; they give no quarter and accept none. Total war, they r
A dog will flatter you but you have to flatter the cat.
It was decided almost two hundred years ago that English should be the language spoken in the United States. It is not known, however, why this decision has not been carried out.
To have created a Welfare State was a great achievement; but we must go on to create a Welfare Planet.
An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.
The trouble with tea is that originally it was quite a good drink. So a group of the most eminent British scientists put their heads together, and made complicated biological experiments to find a way of spoiling it. To the eternal glory of British science their labor bore fruit.
Continental people have a sex life; the English have hot-water bottles.