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England has two books, the Bible and Shakespeare. England made Shakespeare,but the Bible made England.


Victor Hugo

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I look a hundred and weigh 110-you won't love me when you see the wreck England has made me.
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The coastwise lights of England watch the ships of England go!
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I've waited 18 years to say this, but England are about to retain the little urn.
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England is a memory now. The gates are flooded and anybody can have access to England and join in.
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In these troublesome days when the great Mother Empire stands splendidly isolated in Europe.
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We are indeed a nation of shopkeepers.
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The stately homes of England, / How beautiful they stand!
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This wouldn't go on in New England.
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This royal throne of kings, this sceptered isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
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After going back to England I stuck to these. They helped me here.
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This is fascinating. In England our acid levels are much higher.
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In spite of their hats being very ugly, Goddam! I love the English. [Fr., Quoique leurs chapeaux...
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Let Pitt then boast of his victory to his nation of shopkeepers--(Nation Boutiquiere).
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Ah! the perfidious English! [Fr., Ah! la perfide Angleterre!]
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The Almighty in His infinite wisdom did not see fit to create Frenchmen in the image of Englishmen.
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Wake up, England.
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It's cold and it's mean spirited and I don't like it here anymore.
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Without one friend, above all foes, Britannia gives the world repose.
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England! my country, great and free! Heart of the world, I leap to thee!
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'Tis a glorious charter, deny it who can, That's breathed in the words, "I'm an Englishman."
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Men of England! who inherit Rights that cost your sires their blood.
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Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil is rightwise king born of all England.
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Of all the trees that grow so fair, / Old England to adorn, / Greater are none beneath the Sun, / Th...
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The cottage homes of England! / By thousands on her plains.
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I still rank England second,
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Italy/Is one thing, England one.
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Our farm in England is not nearly as profitable.
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He had the confidence of a man who had never been wounded.
VICTOR HUGO
Wide horizons lead the soul to broad ideas; circumscribed horizons engender narrow ideas; this somet...
VICTOR HUGO
Gauvin reprit :
-Et la femme? qu'en faites-vous?
Cimourdain répondit:
-Ce qu'elle es...
VICTOR HUGO
Whatever causes night in our souls may leave stars.
VICTOR HUGO
L’histoire a sa vérité, la légende a la sienne. La vérité légendaire est d’une autre natur...
VICTOR HUGO
In joined hands there is still some token of hope, in the clinched fist none.
VICTOR HUGO
Let us study things that are no more. It is necessary to understand them, if only to avoid them.
VICTOR HUGO
If you ask the great city, ‘Who is this person?,’ she will answer, ‘He is my child.
VICTOR HUGO
He who contemplates the depths of Paris is seized with vertigo.
Nothing is more fantastic. Noth...
VICTOR HUGO
Oui, partout, oui, toujours, oui, pour combattre les violences et les impostures, oui pour réhabili...
VICTOR HUGO
« Oui, partout, oui, toujours, oui, pour combattre les violences et les impostures, oui pour réhab...
VICTOR HUGO
With the exercise of a little care, the nettle could be made useful; it is neglected and it becomes ...
VICTOR HUGO
Strange to say, the luminous world is the invisible world; the luminous world is that which we do no...
VICTOR HUGO
To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.
VICTOR HUGO
The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and...
VICTOR HUGO
What makes night within us may leave stars.
VICTOR HUGO
He who every morning plans the transactions of that day and follows that plan carries a thread that ...
VICTOR HUGO
To learn to read is to light a fire
VICTOR HUGO