194 Quotes filtered by politics
A gram of experience is worth a ton of theory.
Lord Salisbury 1859
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Peel's smile is like the silver plate on a coffin.
Daniel O'Connell 26/02/1835
On Sir Robert Peel
Doctinaires are the vultures of principle. They feed upon principle after it is dead.
David Lloyd George
To Dingle Foot.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
A lie can be half way round the world before the truth has got its boots on.
James Callaghan 1976
Attlee seemed determined to make a trumpet sound like a train whistle.
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.
Listening to a speech by Neville Chamberlain is like paying a visit to Woolworths; everything in its place and nothing above sixpence.
Free milk will be provided in Hoxton and Shoredith, in Eton and Harrow. What more social equality can you have than that?
Oh, those poor shopkeepers.
Margaret Thatcher 1981
On the Toxteth riots.
A man may think an untruth as well as speak one.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
A man will blithely do in politics what he would kick a man downstairs for in ordinary life.
Great leaders of the Parties are not elected, they are evolved.
Ernest Pretyman 20/03/1921
To the Conservative Parliamentary Party
Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.
William Pitt 09/01/1770
It doesn't matter what we say , so long as we all say the same thing.
All men are born equal, but quite a few eventually get over it.
Lord Mancroft 1967
Nothing makes me more determined to do something than someone telling me I can't.
I have learned that in all negotiations nothing matters except the will to reach agreement.