Oscar Levy Quote

You English are never as thorough, never as decided, never as dead-set in your views as your cousins over the Channel. You are a people of compromises, of opportunism, of amiable and business-like settlements; you can even strike a bargain with your own conscience and live ever happy afterwards. … This is no doubt a great virtue, because it has preserved you from great follies, and it is no doubt a great vice, because it has sadly refrigerated your enthusiasm and your feu sacré.


Preface, pp. viii-ix. - The Revival of Aristocracy (1906)


You English are never as thorough, never as decided, never as dead-set in your views as your cousins over the Channel. You are a people of...

You English are never as thorough, never as decided, never as dead-set in your views as your cousins over the Channel. You are a people of...

You English are never as thorough, never as decided, never as dead-set in your views as your cousins over the Channel. You are a people of...

You English are never as thorough, never as decided, never as dead-set in your views as your cousins over the Channel. You are a people of...