194 Quotes filtered by politics

A gram of experience is worth a ton of theory.

Lord Salisbury 1859

Category: Politics is...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The only limits of power are the bounds of belief.

Harold Wilson

Category: Power

Tags: Harold Wilson, Politics, Power

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

Politicians cannot alter trends.

Harold Watkinson

Category: Politicians (as a species)

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

Oh, those poor shopkeepers.

Margaret Thatcher 1981

On the Toxteth riots.

Category: Riots

Tags: Margaret Thatcher, Politics, Riots

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

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...

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

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

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

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

Lord Mancroft 1967

Category: Equality

Tags: Equality, Lord Mancroft, Politics

Nothing makes me more determined to do something than someone telling me I can't.

John Major

Category: Personality

Tags: John Major, Personality, Politics

I have learned that in all negotiations nothing matters except the will to reach agreement.

Harold Macmillan

Category: Negotiation

Tags: Harold Macmillan, Negotiation, Politics

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