A. P. Herbert Quotes

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Sir A. P. Herbert
CH
Member of Parliament
for Oxford University
In office
14 November 1935 â€“ 23 February 1950
Serving with Lord Hugh Cecil (1910–1937)
Sir Arthur Salter (1937–1950)
Monarch George V
Edward VIII
George VI
Preceded by Sir Charles Oman
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Personal details
Born 24 September 1890
Ashtead, Surrey, England
Died 11 November 1971
London, England
Nationality British
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Lady Gwendolyn Herbert (née Quilter)
Alma mater New College, Oxford
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Years of service 1914–1918
1939–1945
Rank Sub-Lieutenant (WWI)
Petty Officer (WWII)
Unit Royal Naval Division
Royal Naval Auxiliary Patrol
Commands Water Gipsy
Battles/wars World War I
World War II

I am sure that the party system is right and necessary. There must be some scum.
A. P. Herbert
An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.
The Englishman never enjoys himself except for a noble purpose.
A high-brow is someone who looks at a sausage and thinks of Picasso.
The critical period of matrimony is breakfast-time.
People must not do things for fun. We are not here for fun. There is no reference to fun in any Act of Parliament.
A. P. Herbert
This high official, all allow, is grossly overpaid; there wasn't any Board, and now there isn't any Trade.
A. P. Herbert
The concept of two people living together for 25 years without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep.
A. P. Herbert