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