Top 66 British People Quotes

Words matter. These are the best British People Quotes from famous people such as David Cameron, Mark Francois, Francois Hollande, Ted Cruz, Monica Bellucci, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I know the British people and they are not passengers -

I know the British people and they are not passengers – they are drivers.
David Cameron
The British people voted to leave the European Union – let’s just leave.
Mark Francois
The British people have decided to leave. It is a sad decision but one which I respect. The vote puts the European Union in difficulties. It must recognise its shortfalls.
Francois Hollande
If we go to the 1940s, Nazi Germany – look, we saw it in Britain. Neville Chamberlain told the British people: Accept the Nazis. Yes, they will dominate the continent of Europe, but that is not our problem. Let’s appease them. Why? Because it can’t be done. We cannot possibly stand against them.
Ted Cruz
British people don’t express when they are in pain. They don’t think it’s elegant.
Monica Bellucci
British people have a really sophisticated sense of humour, because we’re exposed to much more than Europeans and Americans, not least in our literary heritage.
Frankie Boyle
I am often struck by the anxious inferiority many well-educated British people display towards the U.S., particularly Londoners dazzled by New York, when many postcolonials are accustomed to regarding Britain’s old imperial cosmopolis as the true capital of the western world.
Pankaj Mishra
As British people, we don’t often face what our role in history is. We’re only just beginning to do that. Storytellers have an incredibly important role in confronting that and continuing the conversation.
Rege-Jean Page
Bring me another bad one, and I shall protect my British people – I brought down Thatcher to protect my people, and I’m bringing down Tony to defend them, and I’ll be there for any other dangers that come along.
Rik Mayall
People realise that if Labour is to fulfil its founding goal of transforming our economic and political system into a more equal, free and truly democratic society, which provides security and life-changing opportunities to the British people, then there is no going back.
John McDonnell
As far as filming for TV goes, I like to go where the food is definitely of interest to British people.
Rick Stein
People won’t want powers being handed back from bureaucrats in Brussels to be given to bureaucrats in Britain. Our aim should be to give the British people greater control of their lives in all regards.
Liz Truss
A lot of British people of my age would not have know of the terrible treatment of Nelson Mandela if not for Jerry Dammers and The Specials.
William Regal
If a candidate believes in a no deal exit, they should be straight with the British people that it will come at a very considerable cost.
David Gauke
I think the British people have a strong sense of what is fair.
George Osborne
Once I will arrive in the ring, I’m going to make the most of this fight because this fight I will remember for the rest of my life. From my point of view, this night is going to be remembered by the British people. Not from the American people as much, but from the British fans here who will watch me beat Canelo Alvarez.
Liam Smith
By all means, let’s have free trade and no trade barriers and a common market. But where did it all suddenly become about our own economic and political destiny being surrendered to Brussels with agendas that arguably have very little to do with the interests of the British people and British voters?
Lloyd Dorfman
I like reflecting the culture I understand best, spotting the idiosyncrasies of British people and revealing them to an audience in a way that amuses is what I find fun.
Jim Broadbent
As we exit the E.U., there must be a new approach to immigration that has the consent of the British people and is managed in their interests.
Keir Starmer
All British people have plain names, and that works pretty well over there.
Paris Hilton
I lived the life of Londoners – and thence comes my immense gratitude and my deep attachment with the British people. I do not think there has ever been a people in the world who displayed a heroism as discreet, as mundane and as universal.
Maurice Druon
The British people overwhelmingly favour big businesses and the wealthiest individuals contributing their fair share so we can invest in our schools, hospitals and services.
Angela Rayner
Earnestness makes British people gag.
Pamela Druckerman
Our manifesto to the British people promised to finish the job of police reform. And that is exactly what I intend to do.
Theresa May
But I do not want to use Hungarian verses for British people.
Gyorgy Ligeti
Radio was used powerfully by Josef Goebbels to disseminate Nazi propaganda, and just as powerfully by King George VI to inspire the British people to fight invasion.
Rebecca MacKinnon
If there’s one thing above all that sets me apart from Tony Blair it is this – I am not embarrassed to articulate the instincts of the British people.
William Hague
British people overwhelmingly reject the prejudiced rhetoric of the far right, which is the antithesis of the values this country represents: decency, tolerance, respect.
Amber Rudd
Many British people have a snap of their younger self, posing next to a Yeoman Warder or Beefeater at the Tower of London. I’m no exception, and my youthful visit created such an impression that in later life I set out to become one of the curators of the Tower.
Lucy Worsley
I’m still committed to the success of the U.K. and the belief of the strong intelligence and passion and determination of the British people. I’m a strong believer of their long-term historical success.
Masayoshi Son
The passion the British people have for football – they live for football.
If you look at the approach Theresa May has taken to Br

If you look at the approach Theresa May has taken to Brexit so far, she has the instincts of a Brexiteer but the cautious pragmatism of a remainer, which is where I think the British people are. She brings incredible resilience, and we have to allow her to get on and negotiate this deal.
Jeremy Hunt
Both my parents are English and came out to Australia in 1967. I was born the following year. My parents, and immigrants like them, were known as ‘£10 poms.’ Back then, the Australian government was trying to get educated British people and Canadians – to be honest, educated white people – to come and live in Australia.
Hugh Jackman
I am in the habit, like most British people, of holding the door open for people. But in the U.S., people don’t understand it. You get odd looks or doors slammed in your face.
Raza Jaffrey
To inspire the British people we need to look different, sound different, and offer something new. I believe I can do that.
James Cleverly
Contrast that with the call of the Liberal Democrats in April, when they were prepared to call upon the British people to participate in a 24-hour strike. It shows how far to the right the Labour Party’s gone.
Arthur Scargill
The British people voted to take back control of our borders, trade, money and laws. They chose a bright future as a free, independent and sovereign country.
Priti Patel
Ordinary British people don’t on the whole find it easy to express their feelings, even to those closest to them.
Vera Lynn
The British Parliament always has adjusted and that is why it is the oldest in the world, because it takes its lead from the British people.
Kemi Badenoch
I’m good at winding up British people, but Americans are slightly different. A lot of them are more stoical. They’re harder to get a reaction out of more of the time.
Kayvan Novak
Theresa May… is ideally placed to implement Brexit on the best possible terms for the British people, and she has promised she will do so.
Andrea Leadsom
The British people have spoken, and there will be a different future for the U.K. – different but a brighter, more optimistic future. We may have to go through some difficult times to get there, but get there we will.
Theresa May
I think, generally, British people are more culturally cynical about the things that involve our own country. Especially the royals.
Claire Foy
No British politician has ever been more despised by the British people than Margaret Thatcher.
I think Americans still can’t help but respond to the natural authority of this voice. Deep down they long to be told what to do by a British accent. That’s why so many infomercials have British people.
John Oliver
The British people have a global outlook, they are generous, and when they see suffering and injustice they are motivated to act.
Penny Mordaunt
It’s just that to a lot of British people George Bush represents the worst of all things American. He’s the right-wing Christian crusader, the toxic Texan who refused Kyoto, the poll-cheat eel who undermined democracy on the back of something called ‘chads,’ a notion we’ve never entirely grasped.
Graham Joyce
I love how British people call Asian people ‘oriental’ unless they’re talking about Indian people, who get to be called Asian.
Mary H.K. Choi
I suppose British people generally, probably have very stereotypical notions about the Irish that go back to Victorian times.
Ardal O’Hanlon
The British people know that, given strong leadership, time, and a little bit of hope, the forces of good ultimately rally and triumph over evil.
Ronald Reagan
Most black British people who have come to our shores were not brought here in chains, but came voluntarily due to their connections to the U.K. and in search of a better life. I should know: I am one of them.
Kemi Badenoch
I think most British people who say they can do an American accent are so bad at it. I find it excruciating. I find it excruciating the other way around, too.
Eileen Atkins
I would say we are a friend in need and I am sure that the Greek people would very much welcome the choice of the British people to come and enjoy Greece, first of all, but also that would be a sign of support.
George Papandreou
I think the British people are very, very attached to the idea that the health service is free at the point of use. But there is no reason why every doctor, nurse and teacher in this country has to be employed by the state.
George Osborne