English People Quotes

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We didn't win the war, we just refused to lose it.
The English think incompetence is the same thing as sincerity.
An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.


We English have sex on the brain, which is not the most satisfactory place for it.
The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent and is modest about it.
We always have been, we are, and I hope that we always shall be, detested in France.


The English are mentioned in the Bible: Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
The British . . . are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst.
If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.
Every Englishman is convinced of one thing, viz.: That to be an Englishman is to belong to the most exclusive club there is.


It was the nation and the race dwelling all round the globe that had the lion's heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.


I have a feeling that this island is uninhabitable, and therefore people have tried to make it habitable by being reasonable with one another.


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 England insults

Take all your dukes and marquesses and earls and viscounts, pack them into one chamber, call it the House of Lords to satisfy their pride and then strip it of all political power. It's a solution so perfectly elegant and preposterous that only the British could have managed it.
There have been many definitions of hell, but for the English the best definition is that it is the place where the Germans are the police, the Swedish are the comedians, the Italians are the defense force, Frenchmen dig the roads, the Belgians are the pop singers, the Spanish run the railways, the Turks cook the food, the Irish are the waiters, the Greeks run the government, and the common language is Dutch.