authors & quotes

Samuel Butler
George Orwell
Virginia Woolf
Lord Chesterfield
Jane Austen
Graham Greene
Emily Blunt
John Donne
George Herbert

Quotes and sayings from famous british authors
It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness. George Orwell

Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it. George Eliot

You're never going to learn something as profoundly as when it's purely out of curiosity. Christopher Nolan

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C. S. Lewis

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. George Orwell

For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now? James Allen

We call a man irrational when he acts in a passion, when he cuts off his nose to spite his face. Bertrand Russell

As long as you hate, there will be people to hate. George Harrison
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During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell

In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels. Jane Austen
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The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is. Samuel Butler

Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail. John Donne

The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart - this you will build your life by, and this you will become. James Allen

If you are going through hell, keep going. Sir Winston Churchill

Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. George Orwell

The way I choose to show my feelings is through my songs. Marianne Faithfull

Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. Sir Winston Churchill

History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it. Sir Winston Churchill

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil. James Allen

Danger -- if you meet it promptly and without flinching -- you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never! Sir Winston Churchill

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all. Samuel Butler
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Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning. Benjamin Disraeli

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. Sir Winston Churchill

The greatest achievements were at first and for a time dreams. The oak sleeps in the acorn. James Allen

The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. George Orwell

Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards. George Orwell

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile -- hoping it will eat him last. Sir Winston Churchill

Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood. George Orwell

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