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#1. I'm as religious as the next man - which is to say I'll keep in with the local parson for form's sake and read the lessons on feast-days because my tenants expect it, but I've never been fool enough to confuse religion with belief in God. That's where so many clergymen ... go wrong - Author: George MacDonald Fraser
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#2. What is overlooked is the astonishing amount of history Hollywood has got right ... For better or worse, nothing has been more influential in shaping our visions of the past than the commercial cinema. - Author: George MacDonald Fraser
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#3. As I said to Speedicut, it's hell in the diplomatic. - Author: George MacDonald Fraser
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#4. In her, ignorance and stupidity formed a perfect shield against the world: this, I suppose, is innocence. It - Author: George MacDonald Fraser
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#5. Tony Blair is not just the worst prime minister we've ever had, but by far the worst prime minister we've ever had. It makes my blood boil to think of the British soldiers who've died for that little liar. - Author: George MacDonald Fraser
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#6. The two pillars of 'political correctness' are, a) willful ignorance, and b) a steadfast refusal to face the truth. - Author: George MacDonald Fraser
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#7. The advantage to being a wicked bastard is that everyone pesters the Lord on your behalf; if volume of prayers from my saintly enemies means anything, I'll be saved when the Archbishop of Canterbury is damned. It's a comforting thought. - Author: George MacDonald Fraser
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#8. . . . what is thought now, and held to be universal truth, was not thought then, or true of that time. - Author: George MacDonald Fraser
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#9. I should have known better, of course. Whenever I'm feeling up to the mark and congratulating myself, some fearful fate trips me headlong, and I find myself haring for cover with my guts churning and Nemesis in full cry after me. - Author: George MacDonald Fraser
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#10. Now, look you here, Sekundar," says I, but he came up straight like a little bantam and cut me off.
"Sir Alexander. if you please," says he icily, as though I'd never seen him with his breeches down, chasing after some big Afghan bint. - Author: George MacDonald Fraser
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#11. We stood there for a full half hour, like so many scarecrows, while they jeered at us from a distance, and one or two of us were shot down. - Author: George MacDonald Fraser
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#12. There's a point, you know, where treachery is so complete and unashamed that it becomes statesmanship. - Author: George MacDonald Fraser
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#13. Political correctness is about denial, usually in the weasel circumlocutory jargon which distorts and evades and seldom stands up to honest analysis. - Author: George MacDonald Fraser
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#14. It may be tripe, but it's my tripe - and I do urge other authors to resist encroachments on their brain-children and trust their own judgment rather than that of some zealous meddler with a diploma in creative punctuation who is just dying to get into the act. - Author: George MacDonald Fraser
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#15. I've been a Danish prince, a Texas slave-dealer, an Arab sheik, a Cheyenne Dog Soldier, and a Yankee navy lieutenant in my time, among other things, and none of 'em was as hard to sustain as my lifetime's impersonation of a British officer and gentleman. - Author: George MacDonald Fraser
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#16. I'm rather a cynic, I suppose. I do not believe in the niceness of humanity. - Author: George MacDonald Fraser
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#17. I loathe all political parties, which I regard as inventions of the devil. My favourite prime minister was Sir Alec Douglas-Home, not because he was on the Right, but because he spent a year in office without, on his own admission, doing a damned thing. - Author: George MacDonald Fraser
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#18. Now Malcolm was back again, but he came once too often, and was killed at Alnwick in 1093. - Author: George MacDonald Fraser
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#19. I think little of people who will deny their history because it doesn't present the picture they would like. - Author: George MacDonald Fraser
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#20. Courage - and shuffle the cards. - Author: George MacDonald Fraser
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#21. I know my Easts and Tom Brown, you see, and they're never happy unless their morality is being tried in the furnace and they can feel they are doing the right Christian thing and never mind the consequences to anyone else. - Author: George MacDonald Fraser
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