Bernard Crick Quotes

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Bernard Crick Quotes

BOREDOM with established truths is a great enemy of free men.
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The political process is not tied to any particular doctrine. Genuine political doctrines, rather, are the attempt to find particular and workable solutions to this perpetual and shifty problem of conciliation.

— Bernard Crick

One of the symptoms of a declining social order is that its members have to give most of their time to politics, rather than to the real tasks of economic production, in an attempt to patch up the cracks already appearing from the 'inner contradictions' of such a system.

— Bernard Crick

The agony of international relations is the need to try to practice politics without the basic conditions for political order.

— Bernard Crick

Since the business of politics is the conciliation of differing interests, justice must not merely be done, but to be seen to be done.

— Bernard Crick

The politician has no more use for pride than Falstaff had for honour.

— Bernard Crick

Quite apart from the prestige of technology, people do, after all, prefer a simple idea to a complex one.

— Bernard Crick

To Marx the claim of the theory of ideology is that all doctrine is a derivative of social circumstance.

— Bernard Crick

A politics of vengeance is not politics. Revenge is a recklessness towards the future in a vain attempt to make the present abolish a suffering which is already past.

— Bernard Crick

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