Harold MacMillan Quotes

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Harold MacMillan Quotes

I have learned that in all negotiations nothing matters except the will to reach agreement.
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When the curtain falls, the best thing an actor can do is to go away.

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To be alive at all involves some risk.

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There might be 1 finger on the trigger, but there will be 15 fingers on the safety catch.

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I was determined that no British government should be brought down by the action of two tarts.

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I was a sort of son to Ike, and it was the other way round with Kennedy.

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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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I'd like that translated, if I may.

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The only quality needed for an MP is the ability to write a good letter.

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History is apt to judge harshly those who sacrifice tomorrow for today.

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90% of what we did the Press didn't know about, and 90% of what they did know about they got wrong.

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Although I am still in favour of a National Government in these difficult times, and shall probably be found in the great majority of cases in the Government Lobby, there are some issues that have arisen, or are likely to arise, upon which I am unable to give the Government the support which it has, perhaps, the right to expect from those receiving the Government Whip. It occurs to me, therefore, that it would perhaps be more satisfactory if I was no longer regarded as being among the supporters of the present Administration.

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It is, of course, a trite observation to say that we live "in a period of transition." Many people have said this at many times. Adam may well have made the remark to Eve on leaving the Garden of Eden.

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It was a storm in a tea cup, but in politics we sail in paper boats.

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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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Jaw-jaw is better than war-war.

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Revolt by all means, but only on one issue at a time. To do more would be to confuse the whips.

— Harold MacMillan

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