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There is no nation on the continent of Europe that is less able to do harm to England, and there isno nation on the continent of Europe to whom we are less able to do harm, than Russia.We are so separate that it seems impossible that the two nations, by the use of reason or common sense at all, could possibly be brought into conflict with each other.

John Bright

In England there are sixty different religions, and only one sauce.

Marquis Caraccioli

The stately homes of England! How beautiful they stand, Amidst their tall ancestral trees, O'er all the pleasant land!

Felicia Dorothea Hemans

England is a paradise for women and hell for horses; Italy is a paradise for horses, hell for women, as the proverb goes.

Robert Burton

England is a nation of shopkeepers.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The whole strength of England lies in the fact that the enormous majority of the English people are snobs.

George Bernard Shaw

This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror, But when it first did help to wound itself. Now these her princes are come home again, Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them. Nought shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true.

William Shakespeare

But if anyone supposes that there was no commercial fraud in the Middle Ages, let him study the commercial legislation of England for that period, and his mind will be satisfied, if he has a mind to be satisfied and not only a fancy to run away with him.

Goldwin Smith

Just as the British subject loves England despite her faults, so we must insist that all Germans who were part of the old Germany and helped shape her, recognize the greatness and worthiness of present-day Germany.

Gustave Stresemann

Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made By singing: -"Oh, how beautiful!" and sitting in the shade.

Rudyard Kipling

The next Augustan age will dawn on the other side of the Atlantic. There will, perhaps, be a Thucydides at Boston, a Xenophon at New York, and, in time, a Virgil at Mexico, and a Newton at Peru. At last, some curious traveler from Lima will visit England and give a description of the ruins of St Paul s, like the editions of Balbec and Palmyra.

Horace Walpole

In my opinion, the form of Government may be different in different countries, according to their circumstances, their wishes, their wants. England loves her Queen, and has full motive to do so.

Lajos Kossuth

The great majority of people in England and America are modest, decent and pure-minded and the amount of virgins in the world today is stupendous.

Barbara Cartland

The weather in England can really darken your spirits.†

Claire Forlani†

When mighty roast beef was the Englishman's food It ennobled our hearts and enriched our blood-- Our soldiers were brave and our courtiers were good. Oh! the roast beef of England. And Old England's roast beef.

Henry Fielding

These are the gardens of the Desert, these The unshorn fields, boundless and beautiful, For which the speech of England has no name The Prairies.

William Cullen Bryant

Despite declining catches, New England fishermen continue to receive state and federal tax incentives that encourage them in some cases all but compel them to acquire bigger boats and to harvest the seas more intensively. Today the fishermen of Massachusetts are reduced to fishing the hideous hagfish, for which there is a slight market in the Far East, but even their numbers are now falling.

William Cullen Bryant

England is very, very important to me, because in my family the English could do no wrong. When my father picked a mistress, it was always an English girl: if he made her pregnant, she could be shipped back to England and he would not be held responsible. It never happened, but I've made a lot of work called The English Can Do No Wrong.

Louise Bourgeois

England and America should scrap cricket and baseball and come up with a new game that they both can play. Like baseball

Robert Benchley

We will never have Fascism in England; no Englishman will dress up, not even for a revolution.

William Bolitho

In America, only the successful writer is important, in France all writers are important, in England no writer is important, and in Australia you have to explain what a writer is

Geoffrey Cottrell

England is the paradise of women, the purgatory of men, and the hell of horses.

John Florio

Those comfortably padded lunatic asylums which are known, euphemistically, as the stately homes of England.

Virginia Woolf

The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the force of the crown. It may be frail - its roof may shake - the wind may blow through it - the storm may enter - the rain may enter - but the King of England cannot enter! - all his force dares not cross the threshhold of the ruined tenement!

William Pitt the Elder

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