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George Orwell
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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

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

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. Sir Winston Churchill

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

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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If your dreams don't scare you they are too small. Richard Branson

Defend your liberty and repel the forces that seek to take it from you. J.K. Rowling

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Bertrand Russell
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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C. S. Lewis

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

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

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

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

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

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. 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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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

Never complain and never explain. Benjamin Disraeli
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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

In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels. Jane Austen
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We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. J.K. Rowling

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

An intellectual is someone who has found something more interesting than sex. Edgar Wallace

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

Look twice before you leap. Charlotte Bronte

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