In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king.
I'll love you, dear, I'll love you
Till China and Africa meet
And the river jumps over the mountain
And the salmon sing in the street,
I'll love you till the ocean
Is folded and hung up to dry
And the seven stars go squawking
Like geese about the sky.
You only have to survive in England and all is forgiven you ... if you can eat a boiled egg at ninety in England they think you deserve a Nobel Prize.
The rough broad difference between the American and the European business man is that the latter is anxious to leave his work, while the former is anxious to get to it.
And did those feet in ancient time walk upon England's mountains green?
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England.
Oh, to be in England now that April's there.
Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundations of America.
These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of America's resolve.
Over increasingly large areas of the United States, spring now comes unheralded by the return of the birds, and the early mornings are strangely silent where once they were filled with the beauty of bird song.
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense ... human rights invented America.
I think there's a terrific merit in having no sense of humour, no sense of irony, practically no sense of anything at all. If you're born with these so-called defects you have a very good chance of getting to the top. That's what's enabled her [Mrs. Thatcher]to turn Britain into a cross between Singapore and Telford.
Nothing could be more calamitous than for patriotism to become the established religion of this country.
The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.
I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too!
Yet America is a poem in our eyes; its ample geography dazzles the imagination, and it will not wait long for metres.
England is the paradise of women, the purgatory of men, and the hell of horses.
Whosoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce.... And when you realize the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate.
[The] city of New York and the United States of America is much stronger than any group of barbaric terrorists, that our democracy, that our rule of law, that our strength and our willingness to defend ourselves will ultimately prevail.
Columbus didn't have a business plan when he discovered America.
The stately homes of England!
How beautiful they stand.
The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scots as a joke, but the Scots haven't seen the joke yet.
The Japanese are masters at making you peel the onion. You get through one layer and you are looking at another one just like it.
I am thirty, the same as our People's Republic. For a republic thirty is still young. But a girl of thirty is virtually on the shelf.
Being British is a faith. I will never lose it.
I don't like unnecessary class distinctions. The Americans waste no time on them. They don't care who your father was. If you make it to the top and it comes out that your father made moonshine in Tennessee they admire you even more. Now, I like that system.
I never thought the day would come when I wished I had some of my scruffy, sometimes ill-disciplined, sometimes loud-mouthed American police by my side in this country, and some of the curious ways of the law to back them up.
Management is a calling and people ought to be dedicated to it. British managers have far too much security. A poor manager should be dumped. What's at stake is the happiness of society, not the comfort of managers.
In England, Justice is open to all, like the Ritz hotel.
Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America - not the battlefields of Vietnam.
Continental people have a sex life; the English have hot-water bottles.
It has to be admitted that we English have sex on the brain, which is a very unsatisfactory place to have it.
The most dangerous man in America.
In Japan, organizations and people in the organization are synonymous.
Nations do not mistrust each other because they are armed; they are armed because they mistrust each other.
The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.
England is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, anomalies, hobbies, and humors.
American people ... will not fail to recognize that our dignity, our free institutions and the peace and welfare of this and coming generations of Americans will be secure only as we cling to the watchword of true patriotism:Our country - when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.
Quality control was treated as a fad here, but it's been part of the Japanese business philosophy for decades. That's why they laugh at us.
This England never did, nor never shall,
Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror.
Freedom of the press in Britain means freedom to print such of the proprietor's prejudices as the advertisers don't object to.
An unalterable and unquestioned law of the musical world required that the German text of French operas sung by Swedish artists should be translated into Italian for the clearer understanding of English-speaking audiences.
England never appreciates a poet until he is dead.
Mrs. Allonby: They say, Lady Hunstanton, that when good Americans die they go to Paris.
Lady Hunstanton: Indeed? And when bad Americans die, where do they go to?
Lord Illingworth: Oh, they go to America.
Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.
You cannot hope to bribe or twist (thank God!) the British journalist. But, seeing what the man will do unbribed, there's no occasion to.
Those comfortably padded lunatic asylums which are known, euphemistically, as the stately homes of England.
A land without a people for a people without a land.