Best Quotes by George Mikes (Top 10)

  1. An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.
  2. You can keep a dog: but it is the cat who keeps people, because cats find humans useful domestic animals.
  3. In England only uneducated people show off their knowledge; nobody quotes Latin or Greek authors in the course of conversation, unless he has never read them.
  4. When people say England, they sometimes mean Great Britain, sometimes the United Kingdom, sometimes the British Isles, - but never England.
  5. Many Continentals think life is a game; the English think cricket is a game.
  6. The world still consists of two clearly divided groups: the English and the foreigners. One group consists of less than 50 million people; the other of 3,950 million. The latter group does not really count.
  7. A dog will flatter you but you have to flatter the cat.
  8. THE British are brave people. They can face anything, except reality.
  9. Continental people have a sex life; the English have hot-water bottles.
  10. Jokes are better than war. Even the most aggressive jokes are better than the least aggressive wars. Even the longest jokes are better than the shortest wars.