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QUOTES ON ENGLAND


England was like a rich man after a disastrous orgy who makes up to the household by chatting with them individually, when it is obvious to them that he is only trying to get back his self-respect in order to usurp his former power.

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, Tender Is the Night

Englishmen never will be slaves: they are free to do whatever the Government and public opinion allows them to do.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, Man and Superman

The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever.

OSCAR WILDE, The Importance of Being Earnest

The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, Preface, Pygmalion

An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, Man and Superman