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Harold Macmillan
The wind of change is blowing through the continent. Whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact.
Harold Macmillan
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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.
Harold Macmillan
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Harold Macmillan
If you don't believe in God, all you have to believe in is decency. Decency is very good. Better decent than indecent. But I don't think it's enough.
Harold Macmillan
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Harold Macmillan
We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts.
Harold Macmillan
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Harold Macmillan
Power? It's like a Dead Sea fruit. When you achieve it, there is nothing there.
Harold Macmillan
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Harold Macmillan
It is the duty of Her Majesty's government neither to flap nor to falter.
Harold Macmillan
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Harold Macmillan
A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.
Harold Macmillan
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Harold Macmillan
If people want a sense of purpose they should get it from their archbishop. They should certainly not get it from their politicians.
Harold Macmillan
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Harold Macmillan
No man should ever lose sleep over public affairs.
Harold Macmillan
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Harold Macmillan
I was determined that no British government should be brought down by the action of two tarts.
Harold Macmillan
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Harold Macmillan
Britain's most useful role is somewhere between bee and dinosaur.
Harold Macmillan
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Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still.
Isaac Watts
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The gun is not out of Irish politics.
Ian Paisley
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Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.
Isaac Watts
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Acquaint yourself with your own ignorance.
Isaac Watts
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I would not change my blest estate for all the world calls good or great.
Isaac Watts
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Acquire a government over your ideas, that they may come down when they are called, and depart when they are bidden.
Isaac Watts
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I also hate those holidays that fall on a Monday where you don't get mail, those fake holidays like Columbus Day. What did Christopher Columbus do, discover America? If he hadn't, somebody else would have and we'd still be here. Big deal.
John Waters
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I'm thrilled to have a completely new audience that I can get from Court TV, without it being my own trial. That was the only other way I would have gotten it.
John Waters
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Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable.
John MacDonald
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I wish something on T.V. would trouble me. Then maybe I would watch it.
John Waters
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I thank God I was raised Catholic, so sex will always be dirty.
John Waters
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Without obsession, life is nothing.
John Waters
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Isn't that the most perverse thing you've ever heard?
John Waters
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If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe.
Lord Salisbury
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Many who think they are workers in politics are really merely tools.
Lord Salisbury
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The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians.
Tony Benn,
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Britain today is suffering from galloping obsolescence.
Tony Benn,
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We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change society and to define its finer values.
Tony Benn,
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I am on the right wing of the middle of the road and with a strong radical bias.
Tony Benn,
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