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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:535
AUTHOR:George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)
QUOTATION:There is nothing so bad or so good that you will not find an Englishman doing it; but you will never find an Englishman in the wrong. He does everything on principle. He fights you on patriotic principles; he robs you on business principles; he enslaves you on imperial principles.
ATTRIBUTION:GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, Man of Destiny, one act play, in his Complete Plays with Prefaces, vol. 1, p. 743 (1962). Napoleon is speaking.
SUBJECTS:England
WORKS:George Bernard Shaw Collection
 
 
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