Contradiction How can what an Englishman believes be hearsay? It is a contradiction in terms. How can what an Englishman believes be hearsay? It is a contradiction in terms. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE »I’m only a beer teetotaler, not a champagne teetotaler.Better see rightly on a pound a week than squint on a million.As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.It has taken me nearly twenty years of studied self-restraint, aided by the natural decay of my faculties, to make myself dull enough to be accepted as a serious person by the British public; and I am not sure that I am not still regarded as a suspicious character in some quarters.The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.A perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.