ralph waldo emerson (1803-1882) - american philosopher & poet
"By this sacredness of individuals, the English have in seven hundred years evolved the principles of freedom".
cecil john rhodes (1853-1902)
"Ask any man what nationality he would prefer to be, and ninety nine out of a hundred will tell you that they would prefer to be Englishmen".
margaret halsey - american writer
"The English never smash in a face. They merely refrain from asking it to dinner
cecil rhodes (1853-1902) - south african statesman
"Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first place in the lottery of life".
italian visitor (1500)
"The English are great lovers of themselves and of everything belonging to them. They think that there are no other men than themselves, and no other world but England; and when a handsome foreigner walks by they say “he looks like an Englishman