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 recognize, knows no Queensberry Rules. If you develop a devastating new weapon during a total war, you use it; you do not put it into the War Museum.

-George Mikes
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.

George Mikes
English humor resembles the Loch Ness Monster in that both are famous but there is a strong suspicion that neither exists.
George Mikes

To have created a Welfare State was a great achievement; but we must go on to create a Welfare Planet.

George Mikes
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.
George Mikes

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

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

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.

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

To be extravagant you need money. True. But you do not need your own money.

George Mikes
On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners. George M