Henry V (act IV scene viii)


King Henry [To Gower, Williams, Warwick, Gloster, and Exeter.]

(…) ‘O God, thy arm was here,
And not to us but to thy arm alone
Ascribe we all! When, without stratagem,
But in plain shock and even play of battle,
Was ever known so great and little loss
On one part and on the other? Take it, God,
For it is none but thine.’

– Reed International Books Ltd. 1992. The Illustrated Stratford Shakespeare London, Great Britain: Chancellor Press (1996) p. 465

Anglo-French Diplomacy


‘Humphrey,’ I asked, ‘do we never get our own way with the French?’
‘Sometimes,’ he allowed.
‘When was the last time?’
‘Battle of Waterloo. 1815.’

– Lynn J., Jay A. 1986. The Complete Yes Prime Minister London, Great Britain: BBC Books (1989) p. 331

A British Democracy


‘In Britain, democracy has never meant that the people have a hand in the running of the country; rather it means that the people choose who is to govern the country, and let the politicians get on with it!’

– O’Driscoll J. 1995. Britain Oxford, Great Britain: Oxford University Press (2009) p. 71

si tacuisses philosophus mansisses


‘If you had kept your mouth shut we might have thought you were clever.’

– Lynn J., Jay A. 1986. The Complete Yes Prime Minister London, Great Britain: BBC Books (1989) p. 468