Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
George Bernard Shaw (18561950)
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.
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, Man of Destiny, one act play, in his Complete Plays with Prefaces, vol. 1, p. 743 (1962). Napoleon is speaking.