When everyone is somebody then no one's anybody.
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'm really very sorry for you all, but it's an unjust world, and virtue is triumphant only in theatrical performances.
Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative.
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."
It's love that makes the world go round.
Deerstalking would be a very fine sport if only the deer had guns.
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.
He must study the knack
If he wants to make sure of his Jill!
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.
Oh, wouldn't the world seem dull and flat with nothing whatever 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's a pudding full of plums.
My object all sublime I shall achieve in time- To let the punishment fit the crime- The punishment fit the crime.
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.
Roll on, thou ball, roll on!
Through pathless realms of Space
The idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone, All centuries but this, and every country but his own.
Isn't your life extremely flat,With nothing to grumble at?
No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have; and I think he's a dirty little beast.
It isn't so much what's on the table that matters, as what's on the chairs.
I know everybody's income and what everybody earns,
And I carefully compare it with the income-tax returns
A policeman's lot is not a happy one
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