George Mikes

George Mikes

was a Hungarian-born British author best known for his humorous commentaries on various countries.
Australians are decent people with the right instincts and they wish everybody well; but if all is not well, it is none of their business and they will not lose too much sleep over it. The shrug of the shoulders has become - only temporarily, I daresay - the national gesture of Australia.More George Mikes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The English have no soul; they have the understatement instead.More George Mikes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nobody uses his car in New York, because so many people use it that traffic is congested and unbearably slow.More George Mikes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When a wicked and unworthy subject annoyed the Sultan of Turkey or the Czar of Russia, he had his head cut of without much ceremony; but when the same happened in England, the monarch declared : "We are not amused".More George Mikes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You can keep a dog: but it is the cat who keeps people, because cats find humans useful domestic animals.More George Mikes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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