Quotes

104 Quotes filtered by world politics

History is too serious to be left to historians.

Iain Macleod 16/07/1961

Category: History

Tags: History, Iain Macleod, World Politics

The Admiralty has demanded six, the Treasury said we could only have four so we compromised on eight.

Winston Churchill

On defence procurement during WW1

Category: Defence, Treasury, HM, World War I

Tags: Defence, Economics, Policy, Treasury, HM, Winston Churchill, World Politics, World War I

Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave.

Lord Brougham

Category: Education, Slavery

Tags: Education, Lord Brougham, Policy, Slavery, World Politics

It may be true that every necessary war must also really be a just war; but it does not absolutely follow that every just war is a necessary war.

Lord Aberdeen

Category: War

Tags: Lord Aberdeen, War, World Politics

Pitt saved Europe from Napoleon, he was the pilot who weathered the storm. I don't know whether he's have done it any better or quicker had he been married.

Edward Heath

On ebing a bachelor

Category: History - European, Marriage

Tags: Edward Heath, History - European, Marriage, Policy, World Politics

One to mislead the public, another to mislead the Cabinet and the third to mislead itself.

H H Asquith

On ebing told the War Office kept three sets of figures.

Category: Statistics, World War I

Tags: Economics, H H Asquith, Statistics, World Politics, World War I

I do not stare at a gentleman in distress.

Arthur Balfour 1919

On the German emissary at the Versailles Peace Conference

Category: Germany, World War I

Tags: Arthur Balfour, Countries, Germany, World Politics, World War I

The British people, being subject to fogs, require grave statesmen.

Benjamin Disraeli 1834

On being passed over for office when Peel became PM in 1834.

Category: Statesmen & Statesmanship

Tags: Benjamin Disraeli, Statesmen & Statesmanship, World Politics

You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart I say and let us have done with you. In the name of God go!

Leo Amery 09/04/1940

To Neville Chamberlain in a debate on the German invasion of Norway.

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, World War II

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Leo Amery, Pick of the bunch, World Politics, World War II

I work for a Government I despise for ends I think criminal.

John Maynard Keynes 12/1917

Category: World War I

Tags: John Maynard Keynes, World Politics, World War I

A single death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic.

Josef Stalin

Category: Genocide

Tags: Genocide, Josef Stalin, World Politics

If you carry this resolution and follow out its implications...you will send a Foreign Secretary, whoever he may be, naked into the conference chamber...And you call that statesmanship. I call it an emotional spasm.

Aneurin Bevan 1960

Category: Diplomacy, Party Conferences, Statesmen & Statesmanship, Nuclear Disarmament

Tags: Aneurin Bevan, Diplomacy, Nuclear Disarmament, Party Conferences, Policy, Political Parties, Statesmen & Statesmanship, World Politics

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

Martin Luther King 28/08/1963

Category: Slavery

Tags: Martin Luther King, Slavery, World Politics

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.

Thomas Jefferson 1784

From his denunciation of negro slavery.

Category: Great American Quotes, Slavery, Religion

Tags: America, Great American Quotes, Ideologies, Religion, Slavery, Thomas Jefferson, World Politics

Preparation for war is the sweet guaranty for peace.

Theodore Roosevelt 1897

As Assistant Secretary of the Navy, calling for rearmament.

Category: War, Peace

Tags: Peace, Policy, Theodore Roosevelt, War, World Politics

As I would not be a slave so I would not be a master.

Abraham Lincoln 1861

Category: Slavery

Tags: Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, World Politics

The General Strike has taught the working class more in four days than years of talking could have done.

Arthur Balfour 07/05/1926

Category: General Strike 1926, Class, Strikes

Tags: Arthur Balfour, Class, General Strike 1926, Policy, Politics, Strikes, World Politics

We are not at war with Egypt. We are in a state of armed conflict.

Anthony Eden 10/1956

Category: Suez, War

Tags: Anthony Eden, Suez, War, World Politics

Hitler's missed the bus.

Neville Chamberlain 04/04/1940

Within a few weeks Chamberlain had to resign after Hitler invaded Denmark, Norway, France and Belgium.

Category: World War II

Tags: Neville Chamberlain, World Politics, World War II

I often think how much easier the world would have been to manage if Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini had been at Oxford.

Lord Halifax

Category: World War II

Tags: Lord Halifax, World Politics, World War II

Random Speech

We believe that unless we give opportunity to the strong and able, we shall never have the means to provide real protection for the weak and the old.

Harold Macmillan

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