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Two temptations that impair the value of their work inevitably beset public men who write memoirs. One is a tendency to reconstruct the past to suit the present views and feelings of the writer; the other is a natual desire to set his own part in affairs in a pleasing light.

Edward Grey

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Alastair Campbell's memoirs could be worth a lot of money. Not only does he know where the bodies are buried, he buried many of them.

Iain Dale 29/08/2003

On Alastair Campbell's resignation

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Biography should be written by an acute enemy.

Arthur Balfour 30/01/1929

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One has to live with the ignominy of a garish sticker slapped over one's face, proclaiming '?€£5, or more off' from the very beginning.

Michael Heseltine

on the perils of selling his autobiography Life in the Jungle.

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The essence of the modern state is that the universal be bound up with the complete freedom of its members and with private well-being.

G W F Hegel

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