Quotes

194 Quotes filtered by politics

The object of oratory alone is not truth but persuasion.

Lord Macaulay

Category: Speechmaking, Truth

Tags: Lord Macaulay, Politics, Speechmaking, Truth

Politics is the best game in town.

Selwyn Lloyd

Category: Politics is...

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

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

Leadership is all about right and wrong.

Edward Heath

Category: Leadership

Tags: Edward Heath, Leadership, Politics

The moment politics becomes dull, democracy is in danger.

Lord Hailsham

Category: Democracy, Politics is...

Tags: Democracy, Government, Lord Hailsham, Politics, Politics is...

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.

Lord Hailsham

Category: Politicians (as a species)

Tags: Lord Hailsham, Politicians (as a species), 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

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

Denis Healey

Category: Politics is...

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

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

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

Politics is a blood sport.

Aneurin Bevan

Category: Politics is...

Tags: Aneurin Bevan, 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

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...

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

Of all human troubles the most hateful is to feel that you have the capacity of power and yet you have no field to excercise it.

H H Asquith

Category: Power

Tags: H H Asquith, Politics, Power

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

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

Justice in politics has an uncomfortable habit of being rough.

Robert Rhodes James

Category: Politics is...

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

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

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

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Personally I do not believe in the likelihood of Persian oil deposits being worked at profit.

Lord Curzon

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