When everyone is somebody then no one's anybody.
He did nothing in particular, and did it very well.
As is gloriously sung in the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta "H.M.S. Pinafore," in the words of W. S. Gilbert: "Things are seldom as they seem, Skim milk masquerades as cream."
I'm really very sorry for you all, but it's an unjust world, and virtue is triumphant only in theatrical performances.
If you give me your attention, I will tell you what I am:
I'm a genuine philanthropist--all other kinds are sham.
Each little fault of temper and each social defect
In my erring fellow creatures, I endeavor to correct.
Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative.
Oh, don't the days seem lank and long When all goes right and nothing goes wrong, And isn't your life extremely flat With nothing whatever to grumble at!
Deerstalking would be a very fine sport if only the deer had guns.
When in that House MPs divide/If they've a brain and cerebellum, too/They've got to leave that brain outside/And vote just as their leaders tell 'em to.
It's love that makes the world go round.
Life's a pudding full of plums.
No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have; and I think he's a dirty little beast.
In all the woes that curse our race there is a lady in the case.
Saturday afternoon, although occurring at regular and well-foreseen intervals, always takes this railway by surprise.
I am the Captain of the Pinafore ; And a right good captain too! . . . . And I'm never, never sick at sea! What, never? No, never! What never? Hardly ever! He's hardly ever sick at sea! Then give three cheers, and one cheer more, For the hardy Captain of the Pinafore!
I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule.
A man is but an ass
Who fights in a cuirass
Oh, wouldn't the world seem dull and flat with nothing whatever to grumble at?
When Wellington thrashed Bonaparte,
As every child can tell,
The House of Peers, throughout the war,
Did nothing in particular,
And did it very well
I've an irritating chuckle, I've a celebrated sneer,
I've an entertaining snigger, I've a fascinating leer;
To everybody's prejudice I know a thing or two;
I can tell a woman's age in half a minute--and I do
Roll on, thou ball, roll on!
Through pathless realms of Space
It's true I've got no shirts to wear;
It's true my butcher's bill is due;
It's true my prospects all look blue--
But don't let that unsettle you
I love my fellow creatures - I do all the good I can - yet everybody says I'm such a disagreeable man!
It isn't so much what's on the table that matters, as what's on the chairs.
Faint heart never won fair lady!
Nothing venture, nothing win
Blood is thick, but water's thin
In for a penny, in for a pound
It's Love that makes the world go 'round!
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