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  1. No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.


  2. Jaw-jaw is better than war-war.


  3. We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts.


  4. It's no use crying over spilt summits.




  5. Britain's most useful role is somewhere between bee and dinosaur.


  6. Power? It's like a Dead Sea fruit. When you achieve it, there is nothing there.


  7. At home you always have to be a politician. When you're abroad you almost feel yourself a statesman.


  8. A Foreign Secretaryand this applies also to a prospective Foreign Secretaryis always faced with this cruel dilemma. Nothing he can say can do very much good, and almost anything he may say may do a great deal of harm. Anything he says that is not obvious is dangerous; whatever is not trite is risky. He is forever poised between the cliche and the indiscretion.


  9. I was a sort of son to Ike, and it was the other way round with Kennedy.


  10. If people want a sense of purpose they should get it from their archbishop. They should certainly not get it from their politicians.


  11. I have never found, in a long experience of politics, that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.


  12. There might be 1 finger on the trigger, but there will be 15 fingers on the safety catch.


  13. He is forever poised between a cliche and an indiscretion.


  14. 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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  15. I was determined that no British government should be brought down by the action of two tarts.


  16. At home, you always have to be a politician; when you're abroad, you almost feel yourself a statesman.


  17. When the curtain falls, the best thing an actor can do is to go away.


  18. Tradition does not mean that the living are dead, it means that the dead are living.


  19. It is the duty of Her Majesty's government neither to flap nor to falter.


  20. A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.


  21. The wind of change is blowing through the continent. Whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact.


  22. To be alive at all involves some risk.


  23. We do not intend to part from the Americans and we do not intend to be satellites. I am sure they do not want us to be so. The stronger we are, the better partners we shall be; and I feel certain that as the months pass we shall draw continually closer together with mutual confidence and respect.


  24. Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance; beautiful in its way, but incapable of growth.


  25. I read a great number of press reports and find comfort in the fact that they are nearly always conflicting.


  26. 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.


  27. Once the bear's hug has got you, it is apt to be for keeps.


  28. 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.


  29. No man should ever lose sleep over public affairs.


  30. Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set.



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