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

In poltitics you get what you deserve rather than what you want.

Cecil Parkinson

Category: Politics is...

Tags: Cecil Parkinson, Politics, Politics is...

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

We worship money instead of honour.

Harry Truman 1937

Category: Money, Honour

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

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

To innovate is not to reform.

Edmund Burke 1796

Category: Reform

Tags: Edmund Burke, Politics, Reform

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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)

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

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...

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

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

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

Two large prominent eyes that rolled about to no purpose (for he was utterly short-sighted) a wide mouth, thick lips and inflated visage, gave him the air of a blind trumpeter. A deep untuneable voice which, instead of modulating, he enforced with unnecsessary pomp, a total neglect of his person, and ignorance of every civil attention, disgusted all who judge by appearance.

Horace Walpole

On Lord North

Category: Appearance, Insults - General

Tags: Appearance, Horace Walpole, Insults, Insults - General, Politics

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Rape is a crime I've never been forced to commit.

Nicholas Fairbairn

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