297 Total Quotes

English Politician Quotes

Harold Macmillan
Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set.
Harold Macmillan
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World wide capitalism kills more people everyday then Hitler did. And he was crazy.
Ken Livingstone
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Harold Macmillan
There might be 1 finger on the trigger, but there will be 15 fingers on the safety catch.
Harold Macmillan
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Harold Macmillan
When the curtain falls, the best thing an actor can do is to go away.
Harold Macmillan
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There are no true friends in politics. We are all sharks circling, and waiting, for traces of blood to appear in the water.
Alan Clark
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There's nothing so improves the mood of the Party as the imminent execution of a senior colleague.
Alan Clark
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In the end we are all sacked and it's always awful. It is as inevitable as death following life. If you are elevated there comes a day when you are demoted. Even Prime Ministers.
Alan Clark
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They're just actors. I much prefer the real thing!
Alan Clark
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The more you know about a species, the more you understand about how better to help protect them.
Alan Clark
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Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
Tony Benn,
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A vacation frequently means that the family goes away for a rest, accompanied by a mother who sees that the others get it.
Marcelene Cox
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One of the nuisances of the ballot is that when the oracle has spoken you never know what it means.
Lord Salisbury
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Liars need to have good memories.
Algernon Sidney
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Some Marines made fun of the fact that I had done plays and studied poetry, but then I won the award for physical training.
David Hunt
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Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.
Marcelene Cox
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It's the same each time with progress. First they ignore you, then they say you're mad, then dangerous, then there's a pause and then you can't find anyone who disagrees with you.
Tony Benn,
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Harold Macmillan
No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.
Harold Macmillan
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There needs to be radical development in equality law to create the environment to allow women to stay in work.
Ken Livingstone
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You can plant a dream.
Anne Campbell
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Love means to commit yourself without guarantee.
Anne Campbell
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Harold Macmillan
It's no use crying over spilt summits.
Harold Macmillan
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Happiness, or misery, is in the mind. It is the mind that lives.
William Cobbett
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I defy you to agitate any fellow with a full stomach.
William Cobbett
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If you file your waste-paper basket for fifty years, you have a public library.
Tony Benn,
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A Royal Commission is a broody hen sitting on a china egg.
Michael Foot
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Harold Macmillan
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.
Harold Macmillan
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Hope is generally a wrong guide, though it is good company along the way.
George Savile
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The best way to suppose what may come, is to remember what is past.
George Savile
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In your clothes avoid too much gaudiness; do not value yourself upon an embroidered gown; and remember that a reasonable word, or an obliging look, will gain you more respect than all your fine trappings.
George Savile
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Love is a passion that hath friends in the garrison.
George Savile
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