Quotes by Harold Macmillan

Harold Macmillan

British Conservative politician, prime minister

Alive from: 1894-1986

Category: Politics

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    As usual the Liberals offer a mixture of sound and original ideas. Unfortunately none of the sound ideas is original and none of the original ideas is sound.
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    At home you always have to be a politician. When you're abroad you almost feel yourself a statesman.
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    If you don't believe in God, all you have to believe in is decency. Decency is very good. Better decent than indecent. But I don't think it's enough.
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    It has been said that there is no fool like an old fool, except a young fool. But the young fool has first to grow up to be an old fool to realize what a damn fool he was when he was a young fool.
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    Jaw-jaw is better than war-war.
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    Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance; beautiful in its way, but incapable of growth.
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    Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set.
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    Power? It's like a Dead Sea fruit. When you achieve it, there is nothing there.
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    The wind of change is blowing through the continent. Whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact.
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    We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts.
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