57 Total Quotes

Harold Macmillan Quotes

Harold Macmillan
Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set.
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Harold Macmillan
There might be 1 finger on the trigger, but there will be 15 fingers on the safety catch.
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Harold Macmillan
When the curtain falls, the best thing an actor can do is to go away.
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(A Foreign Secretary) is forever poised between the cliche and the indiscretion
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No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.
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It's no use crying over spilt summits.
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As usual the Liberals offer a mixture of sound and original ideas. Unfortunately none of the sound ideas is original and none of the original ideas is sound.
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I read a great number of press reports and find comfort in the fact that they are nearly always conflicting.
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I was a sort of son to Ike, and it was the other way round with Kennedy.
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Harold Macmillan
Once the bear's hug has got you, it is apt to be for keeps.
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Harold Macmillan
Tradition does not mean that the living are dead, it means that the dead are living.
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To be alive at all involves some risk.
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Lets be frank about it; most of our people have never had it so good
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At home, you always have to be a politician; when you're abroad, you almost feel yourself a statesman.
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Harold Macmillan
Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance; beautiful in its way, but incapable of growth.
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He is forever poised between a cliche and an indiscretion.
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I have never found in a long experience of politics that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance
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The wind of change is blowing through the continent. Whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact.
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Harold Macmillan
It has been said that there is no fool like an old fool, except a young fool. But the young fool has first to grow up to be an old fool to realize what a damn fool he was when he was a young fool.
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