Quotes

194 Quotes filtered by politics

Doctinaires are the vultures of principle. They feed upon principle after it is dead.

David Lloyd George

To Dingle Foot.

Category: Conviction

Tags: Conviction, David Lloyd George, Politics

Peel's smile is like the silver plate on a coffin.

Daniel O'Connell 26/02/1835

On Sir Robert Peel

Category: Insulting Conservatives, Appearance

Tags: Appearance, Daniel O'Connell, Insulting Conservatives, Insults, Politics

A gram of experience is worth a ton of theory.

Lord Salisbury 1859

Category: Politics is...

Tags: Lord Salisbury, Politics, Politics is...

Attlee seemed determined to make a trumpet sound like a train whistle.

Aneurin Bevan

Category: Insulting Labour, Speechmaking

Tags: Aneurin Bevan, Insulting Labour, Insults, Politics, Speechmaking

A lie can be half way round the world before the truth has got its boots on.

James Callaghan 1976

Category: Lies & Lieing, Truth

Tags: Humour, James Callaghan, Lies & Lieing, Politics, Truth

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

Winston Churchill

Category: Conviction

Tags: Conviction, Politics, Winston Churchill

Nobody knows me. Why should they? I just tell people I'm the one that looks like Edwina Currie.

Gillian Shephard 04/1992

On her appointment as Employment Secretary.

Category: Appearance

Tags: Appearance, Gillian Shephard, Politics

A man may think an untruth as well as speak one.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Category: Lies & Lieing, Truth

Tags: Humour, Lies & Lieing, Politics, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Truth

Oh, those poor shopkeepers.

Margaret Thatcher 1981

On the Toxteth riots.

Category: Riots

Tags: Margaret Thatcher, Politics, Riots

Politicians cannot alter trends.

Harold Watkinson

Category: Politicians (as a species)

Tags: Harold Watkinson, Politicians (as a species), Politics

Free milk will be provided in Hoxton and Shoredith, in Eton and Harrow. What more social equality can you have than that?

Ellen Wilkinson

Category: Education, Equality, Welfare

Tags: Education, Ellen Wilkinson, Equality, Policy, Politics, Welfare

The only limits of power are the bounds of belief.

Harold Wilson

Category: Power

Tags: Harold Wilson, Politics, Power

Listening to a speech by Neville Chamberlain is like paying a visit to Woolworths; everything in its place and nothing above sixpence.

Aneurin Bevan

Category: Insulting Conservatives, Speechmaking

Tags: Aneurin Bevan, Insulting Conservatives, Insults, Politics, Speechmaking

A man will blithely do in politics what he would kick a man downstairs for in ordinary life.

Lord Rosebery

Category: Class, Politics is...

Tags: Class, Lord Rosebery, Politics, Politics is...

All men are born equal, but quite a few eventually get over it.

Lord Mancroft 1967

Category: Equality

Tags: Equality, Lord Mancroft, Politics

It doesn't matter what we say , so long as we all say the same thing.

Lord Melbourne

Category: Unity

Tags: Lord Melbourne, Politics, Unity

Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.

William Pitt 09/01/1770

Category: Power

Tags: Politics, Power, William Pitt

Great leaders of the Parties are not elected, they are evolved.

Ernest Pretyman 20/03/1921

To the Conservative Parliamentary Party

Category: Leaders, Leadership Elections, Leadership

Tags: Ernest Pretyman, Leaders, Leadership, Leadership Elections, Political Parties, Politics

A politician who enters public life may as well face the fact that the best way of not being found out is not to do anything which, if found out, will cause his ruin.

Lord Hailsham

Category: Politicians (as a species)

Tags: Lord Hailsham, Politicians (as a species), Politics

The moment politics becomes dull, democracy is in danger.

Lord Hailsham

Category: Democracy, Politics is...

Tags: Democracy, Government, Lord Hailsham, Politics, Politics is...

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History is littered with the wars which everybody knew would never happen.

Enoch Powell

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