british Quotes

Quotes from british authors



Samuel Butler
170 quotes
Virginia Woolf
154 quotes
George Orwell
153 quotes
Lord Chesterfield
116 quotes
Jane Austen
91 quotes
Graham Greene
59 quotes
J.K. Rowling
53 quotes
John Donne
51 quotes
Emily Blunt
51 quotes
George Herbert
50 quotes

Famous british quotes
It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot, author
  • Dreams

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. Sir Winston Churchill, politician
  • success

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

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Bertrand Russell, philosopher
  • life

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


Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Sir Winston Churchill, politician
  • Success

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

The person who can drive themself further once the effort gets painful, is the one who will win. Roger Bannister, athlete
  • success

If your dreams don't scare you they are too small. Richard Branson, businessman
  • dream

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Bertrand Russell, philosopher
  • Time

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. J.K. Rowling, novelist
  • life

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

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

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

You'll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart. George Michael, musician
  • heart

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. Benjamin Disraeli, statesman
  • thoughts

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. Benjamin Disraeli, statesman
  • happiness

If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old. Lord Chesterfield, statesman
  • knowledge

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

It is only by being bold that you get anywhere. If you are a risk-taker, then the art is to protect the downside. Richard Branson, businessman
  • risk

You don't learn to walk by following rules, you learn by doing and by falling over. Richard Branson, businessman
  • learn

The most successful people in life are generally those who have the best information. Benjamin Disraeli, statesman
  • successful

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

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

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, novelist
  • integrity

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

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

Knowledge, like air, is vital to life. Like air, no one should be denied it. Alan Moore, writer
  • life

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. Sir Winston Churchill, politician
  • Bravery

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, novelist
  • built

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. James Allen, author
  • Thought

As long as you hate, there will be people to hate. George Harrison, musician
  • hate

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

The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages. Virginia Woolf, author
  • People

Never complain and never explain. Benjamin Disraeli, statesman

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

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

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, author
  • Dreams

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

In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels. Jane Austen, writer
  • Love

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

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

War does not determine who is right - only who is left. Bertrand Russell, philosopher
  • War

The main motive for nonattachment is a desire to escape from the pain of living, and above all from love, which, sexual or non-sexual, is hard work. George Orwell, author
  • Poverty

This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure. Sir Winston Churchill, politician
  • Bravery

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

One of the signs of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. Bertrand Russell, philosopher
  • Health

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

Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity. Nancy Astor, politician
  • educate

Look twice before you leap. Charlotte Bronte, novelist
  • Caution


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