Quotes

194 Quotes filtered by politics

Actually, I vote Labour, but my butler's a Tory.

Earl Mountbatten of Burma 1945

To a Tory canvasser

Category: Class, Canvassing

Tags: Canvassing, Class, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Elections, Politics

I have no face, only two profiles.

Margot Asquith

Category: Appearance

Tags: Appearance, Margot Asquith, 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

To innovate is not to reform.

Edmund Burke 1796

Category: Reform

Tags: Edmund Burke, Politics, Reform

It is a general popular error to imagine the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.

Edmund Burke 1769

Category: Demonstrations, Welfare

Tags: Demonstrations, Edmund Burke, Policy, Politics, Welfare

We worship money instead of honour.

Harry Truman 1937

Category: Money, Honour

Tags: Economics, Harry Truman, Honour, Money, Politics

As a nation, we may take pride in the fact that we are soft-hearted; but we cannot afford to be soft-headed.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt 01/1941

Category: Conviction

Tags: Conviction, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Politics

I don't think that other people in the world would share the view that there is mounting chaos.

James Callaghan 10/01/1979

The Sun reported him as saying "Crisis, what crisis?"

Category: Crisis Management

Tags: Crisis Management, James Callaghan, Politics

I never knew the lower classes had such white skins.

Lord Curzon

A remark made on a visit to the trenches during World War One when Curzon saw troops bathing in old beer kegs

Category: Class

Tags: Class, Lord Curzon, Politics

All the world over I will back the masses against the classes.

William Ewart Gladstone 06/1986

Category: Class

Tags: Class, Politics, William Ewart Gladstone

Margaret Thatcher has one great advantage - she is a daughter of the people and looks trim, as the daughter of the people desire to be. Shirley Williams has such an advantage over her because she's a member of the upper-middle class and can achieve the kitchen-sink revolutionary look that one cannot get unless one has been to a really good school.

Dame Rebecca West

To Jilly Cooper

Category: Appearance, Margaret Thatcher (quotes about)

Tags: Appearance, Dame Rebecca West, Margaret Thatcher (quotes about), Politics, Quotes About...

I am sure I can save this country and no one else can.

William Pitt 10/1756

To the Duke of Devonshire at the outbreak of the 7 Years' war with France

Category: Boasting

Tags: Boasting, Politics, William Pitt

It must be a conviction Government. As Prime Minister I could not waste time having internal arguments.

Margaret Thatcher 25/02/1979

Category: Art of Government, Conviction

Tags: Art of Government, Conviction, Government, Margaret Thatcher, Politics

Each one of is has his portion of ego. At least one night I dreamed that the 22nd amendment has been repealed - and it wasn't wholly a nightmare.

Dwight D Eisenhower 13/05/1962

The 22nd amendment limits a President to serving two full terms.

Category: Presidency, The US (office of), Ego

Tags: America, Dwight D Eisenhower, Ego, Politics, Presidency, The US (office of)

My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth there's hardly any difference.

Harry Truman 1962

Category: Politicians (as a species)

Tags: Harry Truman, Politicians (as a species), Politics

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt 04/03/1933

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Fear

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Fear, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Pick of the bunch, Politics

Speak for England, Arthur.

Leo Amery 02/09/1939

To Arthur Greenwood as he rose to speak in the Commons the day before the outbreak of war.

Category: Speechmaking

Tags: Leo Amery, Politics, Speechmaking

Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy 20/01/1961

Category: Fear, Negotiation

Tags: Fear, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Negotiation, Politics

A week is a long time in politics.

Harold Wilson 1964

Category: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Politics is...

Tags: 100 Best Quotes Ever, Harold Wilson, Pick of the bunch, Politics, Politics is...

Labour MP: Of course the trouble with Herbie is he's hiw own worst enemy.

Bevin: Not while I'm alive he ain't.

Ernest Bevin

On Bevin's old enemy Herbert Morrison

Category: Repartee, Enemies

Tags: Enemies, Ernest Bevin, Humour, Politics, Repartee

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It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It's like disapproving of rain.

Francis Maude

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