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.
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!
Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative.
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.
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.
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."
It's love that makes the world go round.
Deerstalking would be a very fine sport if only the deer had guns.
Roll on, thou ball, roll on!
Through pathless realms of Space
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!
Saturday afternoon, although occurring at regular and well-foreseen intervals, always takes this railway by surprise.
No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have; and I think he's a dirty little beast.
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!
Isn't your life extremely flat,With nothing to grumble at?
The privilege and pleasure That we treasure beyond measure Is to run on little errands for the Ministers of State.
The idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone, All centuries but this, and every country but his own.
Wherever valor true is found, true modesty will there abound.
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.
Life is a joke that's just begun.
So I fell in love with a rich attorney's
Elderly ugly daughter.
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