The British are a self-distrustful, diffident people

The British are a self-distrustful, diffident people, agreeing with alacrity that they are neither successful nor clever, and only modestly claiming that they have a keener sense of humour, more robust common sense, and greater staying power as a nation than all the rest of the world put together.

Quoted in: Fourth Leaders from the Times (1950).

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