210 Quotes filtered by policy

I wanted to avoid violence. Non-violence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.

Mahatma Gandhi 10/03/1922

Statement at his trial for sedition after organising a campaign of mass civil disobedience against British rule.

Category: Peace

Tags: Mahatma Gandhi, Peace, Policy

We will pave the way for a transformation and roll back the years of Thatcherism...We will turn economic ruin into economic recovery, and above all pave the way for a General Election to elect a Labour Government.

Arthur Scargill 14/05/1984

Category: Loony Left, Trade Unions

Tags: Arthur Scargill, Loony Left, Policy, Political Parties, Trade Unions

Speak softly, carry a big stick.

Theodore Roosevelt 02/09/1901

Category: Defence

Tags: Defence, Policy, Theodore Roosevelt

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

We in America are nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before in the history of the land.

Herbert Hoover 03/11/1928

An unfortunate remark, only 5 days after the Wall Street Crash of 1929.

Category: Poverty

Tags: Herbert Hoover, Policy, Poverty

Peace must now be saved, and with it the world.

Sir Henry Channon 28/09/1938

Supporting Chamberlain's appeasement policy

Category: World War II, Peace

Tags: Peace, Policy, Sir Henry Channon, World Politics, World War II

I may be a Tory - I may be an illiberal -but the fact is undeniable, that when I first entered upon the duties of the Home Department, there were laws in existence which imposed upon the subjects of this realm unuasual and extraordinary restrictions.

Robert Peel 01/05/1827

Category: Rule of Law

Tags: Policy, Robert Peel, Rule of Law

I am neither a Whig nor Tory. My politics are described in one word and that word is England.

Benjamin Disraeli

Category: English Identity, What is a Political Party?

Tags: Benjamin Disraeli, English Identity, Policy, Political Parties, What is a Political Party?

I have to keep law and order and it means that I have to kill my enemies before they kill me.

Idi Amin 1977

Category: Murder, Law & Order

Tags: Idi Amin, Law & Order, Miscellaneous, Murder, Policy

It does mean, if this is the idea, the end of Britain as an independent European state...it means the end of a thousand years of history.

Hugh Gaitskell 03/10/1962

Category: Europe & Britain, Eurosceptic

Tags: Europe & Britain, Eurosceptic, Hugh Gaitskell, Policy

No more coals to Newcastle, no more Hoares to Paris.

King George V 1935

Upon Sir Samuel Hoare's resignation over the Hoare/Laval Pact.

Category: Diplomacy, Resignations

Tags: Diplomacy, Government, King George V, Policy, Resignations

Lord Salisbury and myself have brought you peace - but a peace i hope with honour.

Benjamin Disraeli 07/1878

Returning from the Congress of Berlin.

Category: Peace

Tags: Benjamin Disraeli, Peace, Policy

In every government there are three sorts of power: the legislative; the executive in respect to things dependent on the law of nations; and the executive in regard to matters that depend on the civil law.

Baron de Montesquieu 1748

Category: What is Government, Rule of Law

Tags: Baron de Montesquieu, Government, Policy, Rule of Law, What is Government

If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.

John Stuart Mill 1859

Category: Free Speech

Tags: Free Speech, John Stuart Mill, Policy

If we are to keep our flock at the highest pitch of excellence, there should be as many unions of the best of both sexes, and as few of the inferior as possible, and that only the offspring of the better unions should be kept.


Category: Genetics & Cloning

Tags: Genetics & Cloning, Plato, Policy

It being thus manifest that the power of kings and magistrates is nothing else but what is only derivative, transferred, and committed to them in trust from the people to the common good of them all.

John Milton 1649

Category: Rule of Law

Tags: John Milton, Policy, Rule of Law

I authorise and give up my right of governing myself, to this man, or to this assembly of men, on this condition, that thou give up thy right to him, and authorise all his actions in like manner.

Thomas Hobbes 1651

Category: Rule of Law

Tags: Policy, Rule of Law, Thomas Hobbes

How could a state be governed if every individual remained free to obey or not to obey the law according to his private opinion?

Thomas Hobbes 1651

Category: Rule of Law

Tags: Policy, Rule of Law, Thomas Hobbes

Wherever law ends, tyranny begins.

John Locke 1690

Category: Dictatorship & Tyranny, Rule of Law

Tags: Dictatorship & Tyranny, Ideologies, John Locke, Policy, Rule of Law

My only great qualification for being put in charge of the Navy is that I am very much at sea.

Ed Carson 12/1916

Category: Defence

Tags: Defence, Ed Carson, Policy

Random Speech

It had the effect of cementing the Anglo-American alliance. What's the good of having bases if when you want to use them you're not allowed to by the home country. It made America realise that Britain was her real and true friend, when they were hard up against it and wanted something, and that no one else in Europe was. They're a weak lot, some of them in Europe you know. Weak. Feeble.

Margaret Thatcher

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