194 Quotes filtered by politics

Leadership is all about right and wrong.

Edward Heath

Category: Leadership

Tags: Edward Heath, Leadership, Politics

Politicians come and go, but medicine goes on for ever.

Lord Horder

Category: Health Issues, Politicians (as a species)

Tags: Health Issues, Lord Horder, Policy, Politicians (as a species), Politics

Politics is the best game in town.

Selwyn Lloyd

Category: Politics is...

Tags: Politics, Politics is..., Selwyn Lloyd

The object of oratory alone is not truth but persuasion.

Lord Macaulay

Category: Speechmaking, Truth

Tags: Lord Macaulay, Politics, Speechmaking, Truth

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

Harold Macmillan

Category: Negotiation

Tags: Harold Macmillan, Negotiation, 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

One of the most important of all the causes of great inequality of income is the inheritance of a great fortune by a small minority.

Hugh Dalton

Category: Equality, Taxation

Tags: Economics, Equality, Hugh Dalton, Politics, Taxation

I was very precocious. I was pleased with myself. I thought I was very good-looking and I thought I was very clever - and I was.

Robert Boothby 06/02/1968

Category: Boasting

Tags: Boasting, Politics, Robert Boothby

First law on holes. When you are in one, stop digging.

Denis Healey

Category: Politics is...

Tags: Denis Healey, Politics, Politics is...

I have always believed that fear has very little effect upon the conscience of our nation.

J B Cartland 22/02/1938

Category: Conscience, Fear

Tags: Conscience, Fear, J B Cartland, Politics

The only thing you can be certain about in politics is that you can't be certain about anything.

Tony Banks 10/04/1992

Category: Politics is...

Tags: Politics, Politics is..., Tony Banks

Teaching is a good preparation for politics because you have to reply to questions when you don't know the answer.

Keith Best 28/12/1991

Category: Education, Politics is...

Tags: Education, Keith Best, Policy, Politics, Politics is...

That is my truth, no you tell me yours.

Aneurin Bevan

Bevan's favourite saying.

Category: Truth

Tags: Aneurin Bevan, Politics, Truth

Politics is a blood sport.

Aneurin Bevan

Category: Politics is...

Tags: Aneurin Bevan, Politics, Politics is...

Be not over solicitous about education. It may be able to do much, but it does not do as much as expected from it. It may mould and direct the character, but it rarely alters it.

Lord Melbourne 01/12/1841

Category: Character, Education

Tags: Character, Education, Lord Melbourne, Policy, Politics

The proper memory for a politician is one that knows what to remember and what to forget.

John Morley

Category: Politicians (as a species)

Tags: John Morley, Politicians (as a species), Politics

One of the most important factors in life, politics and war, to which historians tend to devote too little attention, is sheer luck, good or ill.

Robert Rhodes James

Category: Luck

Tags: Luck, Politics, Robert Rhodes James

Justice in politics has an uncomfortable habit of being rough.

Robert Rhodes James

Category: Politics is...

Tags: Politics, Politics is..., Robert Rhodes James

If you believe the doctors nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians nothing is innocent; if you believe the soldiers, nothing is safe.

Lord Salisbury 15/06/1877

Category: Pessimism

Tags: Lord Salisbury, Pessimism, Politics

A good speech may not always be remembered but a bad speech is never forgotten - or forgiven.

Bernard Weatherill 02/05/1992

Category: Speechmaking

Tags: Bernard Weatherill, Politics, Speechmaking

Random Speech

We can only converse if we can speak the same language. So if we are going to build One Nation, we need to start with everyone in Britain knowing how to speak English. 

Ed Miliband

Advertise with TotalPolitics

Newsletter Sign up

Sign up to receive the latest news from Total Politics

You have now registered!!


Subscribe to TotalPolitics magazine now and Save 25%! click here