The world needed only two things to exist in peace : English literature – Shakespeare – and Carnatic music which cam express everything that humans wish musically to express. Carnatic music was the most essential music of humanity .
Your ghost will walk, you lover of trees, (If love remains) In an English lane.Robert Browning
It wasn't exactly carelessness; her knowledge of literate English contained such vast areas of desert that she took it for granted that half of what she wrote would be meaningless to her.Raymond Chandler
Those who talk of the Bible as a 'monument of English prose'are merely admiring it as a monument over the grave of Christianity.
He [Winston Churchill] mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.john f. kennedy
He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle to steady his fellow countrymen and hearten those Europeans upon whom the long dark night of tyranny had descended.
Scots are Jocks,WelshmenTaffies, and Irishmen Paddies or Micks but?it is noticeable there is no similar designation for the English.Anna Pavlova
Middlemarch, the magnificent book which with all its imperfections is one of the few English novels for grown up people.(Adeline) Virginia ne e Stephen Woolf
[of English] It's your language. I'm just trying to use it.victor borge
My coming to England in this way is, as I realize, so unusual that nobody will easily understand it. I was confronted by a very hard decision. I do not think I could have arrived at my final choice unless I had continually kept before my eyes the vision of an endless line of children's coffins with weeping mothers behind them, both English and German, and another line of coffins of mothers with mourning children.rudolf hess
As old Chaucer was wont to say, that broad famous English poet.thomas middleton
" Sir Eric Roll, a remarkably eclectic English student of of Marx -- he has been a professor, a senior civil servant, an accomplished international negotiator who led the negotiations for both the Marshall Plan and the EEC, a banker, a member of the court of the Bank of England and a respected writer on the history of economic thought-- "roll, eric, baron roll of ipsden
The four most expensive words in the English language are "this time it’s different."john templeton
English equivalent: The best art conceals art.
Summer afternoon summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.Henry James
"Do not be deceived by the way men of bad faith misuse words and names ," the Black Pope was saying, and now his head was quite powdered with snow. "It used to be only the English who excelled in the deception of words. Then the French went even beyond them, and now the whole world is adept at it."r. a. lafferty
The junk-bond era has also spawned something that calls itself New Historicism. This seems to be a refuge for English majors without critical talent or broad learning in history or political science. [...] To practice it, you must apparently lack all historical sense.camille paglia
Her (India’s) great curse is caste; but English education has already proved a tremendous power in levelling the injurious distinctions of caste.keshub chunder sen
I speak two languages , Body and English .
About Douglas as a translator there may be two opinions; about his Aeneid (Prologues and all) as an English book there can be only one. Here a great story is greatly told and set off with original embellishments which are all good – all either delightful or interesting – in their diverse ways.
The English take their pleasures sadly after the fashion of their country.
Of course, Scotsmen are not foreigners. They are fellow-subjects of ours, and they are in the same position as any other fellow-subjects, with the important exception that their system of jurisprudence differs in very important particulars from ours . . . and to call a Scotsman an English subject is a perfect absurdity.
The liberty of the press has always been, and has justly been, a favourite topic with Englishmen. They have looked at it with jealousy whenever it has been invaded; and though a licenser was put over the press, and was suffered to exist for some years after the coming of William, and after the revolution, yet the reluctant spirit of English liberty called for a repeal of that law; and from that time to this it has not been shackled and limited more than it ought to be.
English has a grammar of great simplicity and flexibility.
These pearls of thought in Persian gulfs were bred, Each softly lucent as a rounded moon; The diver Omar plucked them from their bed, FitzGerald strung them on an English thread.james russell lowell
The oak, when living, monarch of the wood; The English oak, which, dead, commands the flood.Charles Churchill
Latin and English translation
I thought, upon one pair of English legs Did march three Frenchmen.