Harold Macmillan

Maurice Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton, OM, PC, FRS was a British Conservative politician and statesman who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 10 January 1957 to 18 October 1963.

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Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance; beautiful in its way, but incapable of growth.Rate it:
A Foreign Secretaryand this applies also to a prospective Foreign Secretaryis always faced with this cruel dilemma. Nothing he can say can do very much good, and almost anything he may say may do a great deal of harm. Anything he says that is not obvious is dangerous; whatever is not trite is risky. He is forever poised between the cliche and the indiscretion.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
At home you always have to be a politician. When you're abroad you almost feel yourself a statesman.Rate it:
I have never found, in a long experience of politics, that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Jaw-jaw is better than war-war.Rate it:
Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set.Rate it:
No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.Rate it:
Power? It's like a Dead Sea fruit. When you achieve it, there is nothing there.Rate it:
The wind of change is blowing through the continent. Whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact.Rate it:

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