Sir Alan Patrick Herbert

1890 - 1971

A Quote by Sir Alan Patrick Herbert on nobility and purpose

The Englishman never enjoys himself except for a noble purpose.

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert (1890 - 1971)

Source: Uncommon Law

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A Quote by Sir Alan Patrick Herbert on dogs and motherhood

Don't let's go to the dogs tonight, For mother will be there.

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert (1890 - 1971)

Source: Don’t let’s go to the Dogs

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A Quote by Sir Alan Patrick Herbert on parliament and people

People must not do things for fun. We are not here for fun. There is no reference to fun in any Act of Parliament.

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert (1890 - 1971)

Source: Uncommon Law, p. 28.

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A Quote by Sir Alan Patrick Herbert on time

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The critical period in matrimony is breakfast-time.

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert (1890 - 1971)

Source: Uncommon Law, 1935

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A Quote by Sir Alan Patrick Herbert on admiration, life, people, and spirit

The conception of two people living together for twenty-five years without having a cross word suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep.

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert (1890 - 1971)

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A Quote by Sir Alan Patrick Herbert on giving, government, ideas, money, and war

Well, fancy giving money to the Government! Might as well have put it down the drain. Fancy giving money to the Government! Nobody will see the stuff again. Well, they've not idea what money's for- Ten to one they'll start another war. I've heard a lot of silly things, but, Lor'! Fancy giving money to the Government!

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert (1890 - 1971)

Source: Too Much!

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A Quote by Sir Alan Patrick Herbert on trade

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This high official, all allow, Is grossly overpaid, There wasn't any Board; and now There isn't any trade.

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert (1890 - 1971)

Source: On the President of the Board of Trade

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A Quote by Sir Alan Patrick Herbert on day and good

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Harriet, Hi! Light of my eye! Come to the pictures and have a good cry, For it's jolly old Saturday, Mad-as-a-hatter-day, Nothing-much-matter-day-night!

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert (1890 - 1971)

Source: Saturday Night

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A Quote by Sir Alan Patrick Herbert on laws

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The Common Law of England has been laboriously built about a mythical figure-the figure of 'The Reasonable Man'.

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert (1890 - 1971)

Source: Uncommon Law, 1935

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A Quote by Sir Alan Patrick Herbert on blessings and women

A dull speaker, like a plain woman, is credited with all the virtues, for we charitably suppose that a surface so unattractive must be compensated by interior blessings.

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert (1890 - 1971)

Source: Uncommon Law, p. 412.

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