A "war against terrorism" is an impracticable conception if it means fighting terrorism with terrorism.
Much of what passes for quality on British television is no more than a reflection of the narrow elite which controls it and has always thought that its tastes were synonymous with quality.
A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears.
There are only two problems in my life. The political ones are insoluble and the economic ones are incomprehensible.
Alexander Douglas Home
Society needs to condemn a little more and understand a little less.
None has more frequent conversations with a disagreeable self than the man of pleasure; his enthusiasms are but few and transient; his appetites, like angry creditors, are continually making fruitless demands for what he is unable to pay; and the greater his former pleasures, the more strong his regret, the more impatient his expectations. A life of pleasure is, therefore, the most unpleasing life.
Sir James Goldsmith
I joined this party because I believe in freedom. We are the only party believing that if you give people freedom and responsibility, they will grow stronger and society will grow stronger.
The social kiss is an exchange of insincerity between two combatants on the field of social advancement. It places hygiene before affection and condescension before all else.