England Quotes

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I regard England as my wife and America as my mistress.


England and America are two countries separated by the same language.

English America

The climate of England has been the world's most powerful colonising impulse.
We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language.


American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.



Some persistent person-watcher
may eventually distinguish
why a Scotsman's so much Scotcher
than an Englishman is English.
I have a feeling that this island is uninhabitable, and therefore people have tried to make it habitable by being reasonable with one another.

English people

Enough scarps and rocks and countries are conveniently disturbed across the face of earth so that the sun still always shines on something british.
No one can be as calculatedly rude as the British, which amazes Americans, who do not understand studied insult and can only offer abuse as a substitute.

America insults English people

The Englishman wants to be recognized as a gentleman, or as some other suitable species of human being, the American wants to be considered a "good guy."


An Englishman is a person who does things because they have been done before. An American is a person who does things because they haven't been done before.


He [Prince Charles] is entitled to be as underwhelmed by the prospect of reigning over a fourth-class nation as the rest of us are by the prospect of living in it.