18 Valuable Life Lessons From “Withnail & I”

Wisdom from Britain’s greatest ever cult comedy. (Warning: NFSW language ahead).

1. Beggars can’t be choosers.

2. When under threat, never try and be a hero.

3. Always have the right tools for the job.

4. Cleanliness is important.

5. Treat animals kindly.

6. Manners don’t cost a penny.

7. Don’t be afraid to tell people what you really think of them.

8. Get in touch with your feelings.

9. Learn to express yourself.

10. Have realistic expectations.

11. All things in moderation.

12. Be prepared to drive a hard bargain.

13. Project an air of confidence.

14. Be gracious at all times (even when it hurts).

15. Honesty is always the best policy.

16. Don’t be afraid to ask tough questions.

17. When you’re at your lowest ebb, quote Shakespeare.

18. Finally - there is nothing more important in life than friendship.

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