When everyone is somebody then no one's anybody.
I'm really very sorry for you all, but it's an unjust world, and virtue is triumphant only in theatrical performances.
He did nothing in particular, and did it very well.
If you're anxious to shine in the high aesthetic line as a man of culture rare, you must get up all the germs of the transcendental terms, and plant them everywhere.
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.
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.
It's love that makes the world go round.
Life's a pudding full of plums.
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 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!
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.
No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have; and I think he's a dirty little beast.
Roll on, thou ball, roll on!
Through pathless realms of Space
Saturday afternoon, although occurring at regular and well-foreseen intervals, always takes this railway by surprise.
Oh, wouldn't the world seem dull and flat with nothing whatever to grumble at?
He must study the knack
If he wants to make sure of his Jill!
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?
Wherever valor true is found, true modesty will there abound.
Darwinian man, though well-behaved, at best is only a monkey shaved.
Life is a joke that's just begun.
The idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone, All centuries but this, and every country but his own.
It isn't so much what's on the table that matters, as what's on the chairs.
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