You have to be a bastard to make it, and that’s a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.
—John Lennon (1940–80) British Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Activist
The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships.
—H. G. Wells (1866–1946) English Novelist, Historian, Social Thinker
It’s them as take advantage that get advantage i’ this world.
—George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans) (1819–80) English Novelist
No man rises so high as he knows not whither he goes.
—Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658) British Head of State, Military Leader
There are only two ways of getting on in the world; by one’s own industry, or by the stupidity of others.
—Jean de La Bruyere (1645–96) French Satiric Moralist, Author