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Harold Macmillan Quotes

(1894-1986), British Conservative Politician, Prime Minister

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.

Category: Atheism

The wind of change is blowing through the continent. Whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact.

Category: Change

We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts.

Category: Experts

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.

Category: Fools And Foolishness

Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set.

Category: Funerals

Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance; beautiful in its way, but incapable of growth.

Category: Marxism

Jaw-jaw is better than war-war.

Category: Negotiation

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.

Category: Politicians And Politics

At home you always have to be a politician. When you're abroad you almost feel yourself a statesman.

Category: Politicians And Politics

Power? It's like a Dead Sea fruit. When you achieve it, there is nothing there.

Category: Power