When everyone is somebody then no one's anybody.
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.
He did nothing in particular, and did it very well.
I'm really very sorry for you all, but it's an unjust world, and virtue is triumphant only in theatrical performances.
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.
Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative.
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!
It's love that makes the world go round.
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."
Deerstalking would be a very fine sport if only the deer had guns.
Life's a pudding full of plums.
He must study the knack
If he wants to make sure of his Jill!
No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have; and I think he's a dirty little beast.
Wherever valor true is found, true modesty will there abound.
Oh, wouldn't the world seem dull and flat with nothing whatever to grumble at?
Saturday afternoon, although occurring at regular and well-foreseen intervals, always takes this railway by surprise.
The privilege and pleasure That we treasure beyond measure Is to run on little errands for the Ministers of State.
Isn't your life extremely flat,With nothing to grumble at?
Darwinian man, though well-behaved, at best is only a monkey shaved.
It isn't so much what's on the table that matters, as what's on the chairs.
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.
Roll on, thou ball, roll on!
Through pathless realms of Space
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!
The idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone, All centuries but this, and every country but his own.
After many unhappy experiments in the direction of an ideal Republic, it was found that what may be described as a Despotism tempered by Dynamite provides, on the whole, the most satisfactory description of ruler - an autocrat who dares not abuse his autocratic power.
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