George Mikes

George Mikes (15 February 1912 in Siklós – 30 August 1987 in London), the Hungarian-born British author most famous for his humorous commentaries on various countries.

person, Jewish person, writer, journalist

Age at Death
75 years old , between 74 years and 11 months and 75 years and 10 months old
1912 , February 15th 1912 , Siklós
1987 , August 30th 1987 , London , England
"When people say England, they sometimes mean Great Britain, sometimes the United Kingdom, sometimes the British Isles, - but never England." , "The world still consists of two clearly divided groups: the English and the foreigners. One group consists of less than 50 million people; the other of 3,950 million. The latter group does not really count." , "On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners." , "Many Continentals think life is a game; the English think cricket is a game." , "Jokes are better than war. Even the most aggressive jokes are better than the least aggressive wars. Even the longest jokes are better than the shortest wars." ,  …

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