"Never forget you are English, and that one Englishman is more than a match for half a dozen foreigners". "I don't believe in folks making a sort of mystery of themselves. I believe in being neighbourly , I do".
I am sincere; and my intentions are perfectly honourable. I think you will accept the fact that I'm an Englishman as a guarantee that I am not a man to act hastily or romantically.George Bernard Shaw
I never met anyone in Ireland who understood the Irish question, except one Englishman who had been there only a week.
Into the face of the young man?had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty, hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to talk French.Plum
Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance, and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. Theserough notes andourdead bodiesmusttell thetale.Robert Falcon Scott
There is nothing so bad or so good that you will not find Englishmen doing it; but you will never find an Englishman in the wrong. He does everything on principle. He fights you on patriotic principles; he robs you on business principles; he enslaves you on imperial principles; he bullies you on manly principles; he supportshiskingon loyal principles and cuts off hishead on republican principles.George Bernard Shaw
As an Englishman does not travel to see Englishmen, I retired to my room.Laurence Sterne
He is not deserving of the name of Englishman who speaketh against ale, that is, good ale.george borrow
Is not man born with a love of change — an Englishman to be discontented — an Anglo-Indian to grumble?sir richard francis burton
By the early seventies I had become an Englishman — that is to say, I hated England just as much as half my compatriots seemed to do.nick hornby
We know that England is crying for a leader, and that leader has emerged in the person of the greatest Englishman I have ever known, Sir Oswald Mosley ... When the history of Europe comes to be written I can assure you that his name will not be second to either Mussolini or Hitler.william joyce
The liberty of the press is the palladium of all the civil, political, and religious rights of an Englishman.junius
Even the British Arthur becomes an Englishman, a Germanic hero, brave, daring and open-handed. We are in a world of feasts and vaunting speeches, flytings and lusty battles, fierce deeds and bloody humour, with the Fiend, the Adversary of Man, always round the next corner.layamon
The schoolboy whips his taxed top; the beardless youth manages his taxed horse with a taxed bridle on a taxed road; and the dying Englishman, pouring his medicine, which has paid seven per cent, into a spoon that has paid fifteen per cent, flings himself back upon his chintz bed which has paid twenty-two per cent, and expires in the arms of an apothecary who has paid a license of a hundred pounds for the privilege of putting him to death.sydney smith
How hard it is to make an Englishman acknowledge that he is happy!william makepeace thackeray
The Englishman wants to be recognized as a gentleman, or as some other suitable species of human being, the American wants to be considered a good guy.Louis Kronenberger
My alma mater was books, a good library. Every time I catch a plane, I have with me a book that I want to read and that’s a lot of books these days. If I weren’t out here every day battling the white man, I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity because you can hardly mention anything I’m not curious about.malcolm (malcolm little) x
An Englishman, a Frenchman, and a Russian were arguing about the nationality of Adam and Eve. “They must have been English”, declares the Englishman. "Only a gentleman would share his last apple with a woman.” ”They were undoubtedly French", says, the Frenchman. “Who else could seduce a woman so easily?” "I think they were Russians", says the Russian. "After all, who else could walk stark-naked, feed on one apple between the two of them and think they are in Paradise?"Judson K. Cornelius
I know an Englishman. Being flattered, is a lamb; threatened, a lion.George Chapman
An Englishman hath three qualities, he can suffer no partner in his love, no stranger to be his friend, nor to be dared by any.john lyly
Children's literature often bears clear evidence of its political leanings. Robinson Crusoe (written for adults but appropriated by younger readers) was about a white man who taught a black man how to behave as much as possible like a decent Englishman. The Jungle Book stories feature Mowgli, who learns the law of the jungle then dominates all of them.
If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country I never would lay down my arms, never! Never! Never!
Although German writers may sometimes have mispraised or overpraised their greatest mediaeval poet, it is certain that we find in Wolfram von Eschenbach qualities, which, in the thousand years between the Fall and the Renaissance of classical literature, can be found to anything like the same extent in only two known writers, the Italian Dante and the Englishman Langland ; while if he is immensely Dante's inferior in poetical quality, he has at least one gift, humour, which Dante had not, and is far Langland's superior in variety and in romantic charm.