There is nothing so bad or so good that you will not find an Englishman doing it; but you will never find an Englishman in the wrong. He does everything on principle. He fights you on patriotic principles; he robs you on business principles; he enslaves you on imperial principles.
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Source Notes: Source: GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, Man of Destiny, one act play, in his Complete Plays with Prefaces, vol. 1, p. 743 . Napoleon is speaking.
George Bernard Shaw (July 26, 1856 November 2, 1950) was an Irish playwright and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925.