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48 Englishman Quotes

  1. “The Frenchman invented the ruffle; the Englishman added the shirt.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. “I think it impossible, utterly impossible, for any Englishman to live here [in America], and be happy.” – Charles Dickens
  3. “Silence can be defined as conversation with an Englishman” – Heinrich Heine
  4. “It is good to be on your guard against an Englishman who speaks French perfectly; he is very likely to be a card-sharper or an attache in the diplomatic service.” – Somerset Maugham
  5. “An Englishman once said that he found it easier to be a member of a club than of the human race because the bylaws were shorter, and he knew all the members personally. That sounds about right.” – Nelson DeMille
  6. “Making the City Of Joy gave me the best political education of my life. It became a wrestling match between an Englishman who had gradually ceased to be a Marxist, and a culture that was becoming more Marxist by the day.” – Roland Joffe
  7. “It is a thing which every sensible American should learn from every sensible Englishman, that glare and glitter, gimcracks and gewgaws, are not indispensable to domestic solacement.” – Herman Melville
  8. “The reason why Englishmen are the best husbands in the world is because they want to be faithful. A Frenchman or an Italian will wake up in the morning and wonder what girl he will meet. An Englishman wakes up and wonders what the cricket score is.” – Barbara Cartland
  9. “Some Englishman once said marriage is a long dull meak with pudding served first – Julian Barnes
  10. “When you arrive in L.A. as an Englishman, you might as well be on the moon. People just don’t understand you if you speak too fast, and most people there think you’re Australian. Ordering was incredibly complicated. I was speechless.” – Ben Chaplin
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10th Englishman Quotes

  1. “When an Englishman has professed his belief in the supremacy of Shakespeare amongst all poets, he feels himself excused from the general study of literature. He also feels himself excused from the particular study of Shakespeare.” – Aubrey Beardsley
  2. “An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed.” – Liebling
  3. “Because I am an Englishman I spent most of my life in a state of embarrassment.” – Colin Firth
  4. “A seashell should be the crest of England, not only because it represents a power built on the waves, but also the hard finish ofthe men. The Englishman is finished like a cowry or a murex.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. “He was born an Englishman and remained one for years.” – Brendan Behan
  6. “An Englishman never takes his collar off when he is writing. How can you expect him to show you his soul? – William McFee
  7. “There is no second country for an Englishman, except a ship and the sea.” – Madame De Stael
  8. “I question whether any Turk, of all that have entered the Paradise of Opium-eaters, can have had half the pleasure I had. But, indeed, I hounour the barbarians too much by supposing them capable of any pleasures approaching to the intellectual ones of an Englishman.” – Thomas De Quincey
  9. “Athos was delighted to find he was going to fight an Englishman. We might say that was his dream.” – Alexandre Dumas
  10. “By the way, whenever an Englishman would cry ‘All right!’ an American cries ‘Go ahead!’ which is somewhat expressive of the national character of the two countries.” – Charles Dickens
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20th Englishman Quotes

  1. “I remember when I saw ‘X-Men’ the first time, I was living in England as an exchange student, and my first boyfriend, who’s an Englishman, made me watch the movie … He was very jealous that I liked Hugh Jackman so much.” – Tao Okamoto
  2. “The Englishman never enjoys himself except for a noble purpose.” – Herbert
  3. “He thought of the Englishman at the bar in the lobby again. That’s what had brought it all back – the Englishman remarking to the bartender that he’d just come from New Orleans, and that certainly was a haunted city.” – Anne Rice
  4. “You know what the Englishman’s idea of compromise is? He says, Some people say there is a God. Some people say there is no God. The truth probably lies somewhere between these two statements.” – William Butler Yeats
  5. “Who says Australia offers not a home for every poor Englishman, or any other countryman that finds his way to our shores? And what sort of thanks do we get for it? – Henry Lawson
  6. “An Englishman does not joke about such an important matter as a bet.” – Jules Verne
  7. “I grew up in a brick house. What’s wrong with bricks? An Englishman took me aside and said, “You have to understand, all the bricklayers in England are Irish, and the English hate the Irish.” – Carl Andre
  8. “An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.” – George Bernard Shaw
  9. “I am going to have a cup of tea, like any good Englishman.” – Brian Jones
  10. “Each religious sect has its own physiognomy. The Methodists have acquired a face; the Quakers, a face; the nuns, a face. An Englishman will pick out a dissenter by his manners.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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30th Englishman Quotes

  1. “An Englishman is never afraid of being laughed at. He just thinks the other fellow is a fool. But Americans still can’t risk anybody laughing at them.” – Pearl S. Buck
  2. “In Soviet thinking the concept of economy of force has little place. Whereas to an Englishman the taking of a sledgehammer to crack a nut is a wrong decision and a sign of mental immaturity … in Russian eyes the cracking of nuts is clearly what sledgehammers are for.” – Max Hastings
  3. “Even crushed against his brother in the Tube the average Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone.” – Germaine Greer
  4. “Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to speak French.” – Wodehouse
  5. “I am not an Englishman, I was never an Englishman, and I don’t ever want to be one. I am a Scotsman! I was a Scotsman and I will always be one.” – Sean Connery
  6. “An Englishman is content to say nothing when he has nothing to say.” – Samuel Johnson
  7. “Man does not strive for happiness; only the Englishman does that.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  8. “An Englishman fears contempt more than death.” – Oliver Goldsmith
  9. “The poor silly-clever Irishman takes off his hat to God’s Englishman.” – George Bernard Shaw
  10. “A blaspheming Frenchman is a spectacle more pleasing to the Lord than a praying Englishman.” – Heinrich Heine
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40th Englishman Quotes

  1. “An Englishman was reflecting on the different words that people use for fish. ‘Isn’t it strange,’ he said, ‘that the French say le poisson, the Spanish say el pescado, and the English call it fish – which is what it is.’ – Alexander McCall Smith
  2. “If I were an Englishman, I should esteem the man who advised a war with China to be the greatest living enemy of my country. You would be beaten in the end, and perhaps a revolution in India would follow.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  3. “Not only England, but every Englishman is an island.” – Novalis
  4. “Some time ago, the United States was an English colony. If an Englishman were asked if the United States would be independent, he would have said no, that it would always be an English colony.” – Fidel Castro
  5. “I’m sure this Jesus will not do Either for Englishman or Jew.” – William Blake
  6. “He was stiff as a drum-major and selfish as an Englishman, but a fairly conscientious pupil and a fairly upright man.” – Anonymous
  7. “How hard it is to make an Englishman acknowledge that he is happy! Pendennis. Book ii. Chap. xxxi.” – William Makepeace Thackeray
  8. “You never find an Englishman among the under-dogs except in England, of course.” – Evelyn Waugh

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