We may be a small island, but we are not a small people.
Want is one only of five giants on the road of reconstruction; the others are Disease, Ignorance, Squalor, and Idleness.
Baron William Henry Beveridge
We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.
Let us not forget that we can never go farther than we can persuade at least half of the people to go.
But the policies of the 1960s would not be successful today. No more would general import controls.They benefit some home industries at the expense of the livelihood of everyone working in exports. We would be robbing Peter to pay Paul.
To be alive at all involves some risk.
There are only two problems in my life. The political ones are insoluble and the economic ones are incomprehensible.
Alexander Douglas Home
No TV performance takes such careful preparation as an off-the-cuff talk.
Richard M Nixon
You can't underestimate the power of fear.
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
No battle is worth fighting except the last one.
John Enoch Powell
I think the British have the distinction above all other nations of being able to put new wine into old bottles without bursting them.
A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes that he has got the biggest piece.
In the name of policy, change your friends.
Charles De Gaulle
I say to myself that I mustn't let myself be cut off in there, and yet the moment I enter my bag is taken out of my hand, I'm pushed in, shepherded, nursed and above all cut off, alone. Whitehall envelops me.
He was the future, once...
The Times (25 May, 1983).
We only want that which is given naturally to all peoples of the world, to be masters of our own fate, not of others, and in cooperation and friendship with others.
There is going to be a lot of plain-talking in this election.
I do hope you can see me today.
Elizabeth II of England
Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.
When we have a majority we will do it. I think the days of the Lords are quite genuinely numbered.
What one generation sees as a luxury, the next sees as a necessity.
There's high, and there's high, and to get really high--I mean so high that you can walk on the water, that high-that's where I'm going'.
I would die for my country, but I could never let my country die for me.
What a squalid and irresponsible little profession it is. Nothing prepares you for how bad Fleet Street really is until it craps on you from a great height.
With a group of bankers I always had the feeling that success was measured by the extent one gave nothing away.
Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your Living room by people you wouldn't have in your house.