36 Total Quotes

Harold Wilson Quotes

Whichever party is in office, the Treasury is in power.
Harold Wilson
#English Statesman #Office

I see no need for a Royal Commission [on trade unions] which will take minutes and waste years.
Harold Wilson
#Trade

A week is a long time in politics.
Harold Wilson
#English Statesman #Politics

I'm an optimist. But I'm an optimist who takes my raincoat.
Harold Wilson
#Optimist

One man's wage increase is another man's price increase.
Harold Wilson
#English Statesman

I'm an optimist, but an optimist who carries a raincoat
Harold Wilson
#Optimism

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
Harold Wilson
#English Statesman

This Party is a moral crusade or it is nothing.
Harold Wilson
#English Statesman

I have not always in my dealings with General de Gaulle found quotations from Trafalgar and Waterloo necessarily productive, and he has been very tactful about the Battle of Hastings.
Harold Wilson
#Quotations

Debating against him is no fun, say something insulting and he looks at you like a whipped dog.
Harold Wilson
#Fun

The monarchy is a labor intensive industry.
Harold Wilson
#English Statesman #Labor

Given a fair wind, we will negotiate our way into the Common Market, head held high, not crawling in. Negotiations? Yes. Unconditional acceptance of whatever terms are offered us? No.
Harold Wilson
#English Statesman

If I had the choice between smoked salmon and tinned salmon, I'd have it tinned. With vinegar.
Harold Wilson
#English Statesman #Choice

The main essentials of a successful prime minister [are] sleep and a sense of history.
Harold Wilson
#History

From now the pound abroad is worth 14 per cent or so less in terms of other currencies. It does not mean, of course, that the pound here in Britain, in your pocket or purse or in your bank, has been devalued.
Harold Wilson
#Worth

I'm at my best in a messy, middle-of-the-road muddle.
Harold Wilson
#English Statesman

I knew this team could shoot the basketball and it wasn't over. We just had to be smart and tell them that just because we had a lead we couldn't cruise on in.
Harold Wilson
#Basketball

Our big guy (Julian McLain) got in foul trouble early, and it seemed like on the other end it didn't work out. I'll just say early we didn't hit our open jump shots and then probably missed more free throws than we usually do.
Harold Wilson
#Trouble

We did not bring our A game on offense. I was happy with how we played on defense.
Harold Wilson
#Defense

Kids have a mindset - and a lot of people have a mindset - that you have to have a starting five, and they're supposed to play as much as they can. What we had to understand was if we wanted the starters to finish strong, we had to have that other group play. We had to keep up the pace and tempo to keep the defense continually strong. We had to wear down our opponents.
Harold Wilson
#Kids

My friend, we don't support savages, we just allow them to come to our meetings,
Harold Wilson
#Meetings

I moved in here 12 years ago to die. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I was told I had five years to live. I've been living on borrowed time for seven years.
Harold Wilson
#Cancer

Britain faces the gravest economic crisis since the War
Harold Wilson
#Crisis

You don't send a balloon up and then put a pin in it. He's gotten to the age where he should think about retiring.
Harold Wilson
#Age And Aging

I believe the greatest asset a head of state can have is the ability to get a good night's sleep.
Harold Wilson
#English Statesman #Ability