Mi advise to them who are about tu begin, in arnest, the jurneyov life, istu take their harte in one hand and a club in the other. Josh pseudonym of Henry Wheeler Shaw Billings
Josh Billings, His Sayings, ch.71.
The theory that the League and Cup double will never be done in modern times is nonsense. I realize no one has done it for sixty years, but there is a simple explanation for that. No club has been good enough. Sir Matt(hew) Busby
Attributed, four years before Tottenham Hotspur won both the League Championship and the FA Cup.
I thinkthat it is the best club in London. CharlesJohn Huffam Dickens
^5 Mr Twemlow's description of the House of Commons. Our Mutual Friend, bk.2, ch.3.
Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense, differing from the latter onlyas a veteran may differ from a raw recruit: and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club. T(homas) H(enry) Huxley
^4 Collected Essays, no.4,'The Method of Zadig'.
All I've got against it is that it takes you so far from the club house. Eric Robert Linklater
Of golf. Poet's Pub, ch.3.
Please accept my resignation. I don't want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member. Groucho originally Julius Henry Marx Marx
Recalled in his autobiography, Groucho and Me (1959), ch.26.
Let us pause to consider the English, Who when they pause to consider themselves they get all reticently thrilled and tinglish, Because every Englishman is convinced of one thing, viz.: That to be an Englishman is to belong to the most exclusive club there is. (Frederic) Ogden Nash
I'm a Stranger Here Myself,'England Expects'.
'I believe I take precedence,' he said coldly; 'you are merely the Club Bore: I am the Club Liar.' Saki pseudonym of Hector Hugh Munro
Beasts and Super-Beasts,'A Defensive Diamond'.
Thesecret of managing a ball club istokeepthefiveguys who hate you away from the five who are undecided. Casey (Charles Dillon) Stengel
Quoted in ColinJarmanThe Guinness Dictionary of Sports Quotations (1990).
It is easier for a man to be loyal to his club than to his planet; the by-laws are shorter, and he is personally acquainted with the other members. E(lwyn) B(rooks) WhiteSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
One Man's Meat,'One Man's Meat'.
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