English

  • Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.


    English, Language, Summer

  • If one could only teach the English how to talk and the Irish how to listen, society will be quite civilised.


    Conversation, English, Irish

  • Man does not strive for happiness; only the Englishman does that.


    English, Happiness

  • The trouble with the English is that they don’t know their history because so much of it happened overseas


    English

  • What two ideas are more inseparable than beer and Britannia?


    English

  • Englishman will never be slaves. They are free to do whatever the government and public opinion allow them to do.


    English

  • An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable


    English

  • The English are busy. They don’t have time to be polite.


    English

  • If an Englishman gets run down by a truck, apologises to the truck.


    English

  • The old English belief that if a thing is unpleasant it is automatically good for you.


    English

  • My parents were English. They were too poor to be British.


    England, English

  • Even crushed against his brother in the tube, the average Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone.


    English

  • But ‘tis the talent of our English nation, still to be plotting some new reformation.


    English

  • He was born an Englishman and remained one for years.


    English

  • An Englishman considers himself a self-made man and thereby relieves the Almighty of a dreadful responsibility.


    English

  • Boasting about modesty is typical of the English.


    English

  • An Englishman being flattered is a lamb; threatened a lion.


    English

  • There is nothing so bad or so good that you will not find Englishmen doing it; but you will never find an Englishman in the wrong. He does everything on principle.


    English

  • The most dangerous thing in the world is to make a friend of an Englishman, because he’ll come and sleep in your closet rather than spend ten shillings on a hotel.


    English

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


    English

  • If the French were really intelligent, they’d speak English.


    English