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Samuel Butler
170 quotes
Virginia Woolf
153 quotes
George Orwell
153 quotes
Lord Chesterfield
115 quotes
Jane Austen
91 quotes
Graham Greene
58 quotes
Emily Blunt
51 quotes
John Donne
51 quotes
George Herbert
49 quotes
J.K. Rowling
48 quotes

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

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. J.K. Rowling

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. Richard Branson

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

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Bertrand Russell
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Defend your liberty and repel the forces that seek to take it from you. J.K. Rowling

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

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

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

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

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell

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

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

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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Human relations are built on feeling, not on reason or knowledge. And feeling is not an exact science; like all spiritual qualities, it has the vagueness of greatness about it. Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

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

The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is. Samuel Butler

In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels. Jane Austen
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An intellectual is someone who has found something more interesting than sex. Edgar Wallace

We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. J.K. Rowling

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

If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. J.K. Rowling

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

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

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

When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don't seem to matter very much, do they? Virginia Woolf
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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

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



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