The writer is an engineer of the human soul.
The engineering is secondary to the vision.
The English summer three fine days and a thunderstorm.
Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.
There is only one nature the division into science and engineering is a human imposition, not a natural one. Indeed, the division is a human failure it reflects our limited capacity to comprehend the whole.
We must be free or die who speak the tongue That Shakespeare spake, the faith and morals hold Which Milton held.
Those comfortably padded lunatic asylums which are known, euphemistically, as the stately homes of England.
In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time lag of fifty years or a century intervening between the perception that something ought to be done and a serious attempt to do it.
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.
An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.
The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.... It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth, without making some other Englishman despise him.
The whole strength of England lies in the fact that the enormous majority of the English people are snobs.
We dont bother much about dress and manners in England, because as a nation we dont dress well and weve got no manners.
The English are not very spiritual people, so they invented cricket to give them some idea of eternity.
Even today, well-brought-up English girls are taught by their mothers to boil all veggies for at least a month and a half, just in case one of the dinner guests turns up without his teeth.
There are many religions, but there is only one morality.
Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made By singing 'Oh how wonderful' and sitting in the shade, While better men than we go out, and start their working lives By grubbing weeds from garden paths with broken dinner knives.
When I was research head of General Motors and wanted a problem solved, I'd place a table outside the meeting room with a sign 'Leave slide rules here.' If I didn't do that, I'd find someone reaching for his slide rule. Then he'd be on his feet saying, 'Boss, you can't do it.'
No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life for there is in London all that life can afford.
I find the Englishman to be him of all men who stands firmest in his shoes.
The Englishman never enjoys himself except for a noble purpose.
English was good enough for Jesus Christ and it's good enough for the children of Texas.
I find the Englishman to be him of all men who stands firmest in his shoes. They have in themselves what they value in their horses, mettle and bottom. mettle spirited bottom capacity to endure strain
London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.
Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to