He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
The labour party is like a stage-coach. If you rattle along at great speed everybody inside is too exhilarated or too seasick to cause any trouble. But if you stop everybody gets out and argues about where to go next.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
I'm an optimist, but I'm an optimist who takes his raincoat.
From now on, the pound abroad is worth 14 per cent or so less in terms of other currencies. That doesn't mean, of course, that the Pound here in Britain, in your pocket or purse or in your bank, has been devalued.
Given a fair wind, we will negotiate our way into the Common Market, head held high, not crawling in. Negotiations? Yes. Unconditional acceptance of whatever terms are offered us? No.
A week is a long time in politics.
We are redefining and we are restating our Socialism in terms of the scientific revolution ... The Britain that is going to be forged in the white heat of this revolution will be no place for restrictive practices or outdated methods on either side of industry.
I get a little nauseated, perhaps, when I hear the phrase 'freedom of the press' used as freely as it is, knowing that a large part of our proprietorial press is not free at all.
The main essentials of a successful prime minister are sleep and a sense of history.
The Labour Party is a moral crusade or it is nothing.
Debating against him is no fun, say something insulting and he looks at you like a whipped dog.
All these financiers, all the little gnomes of Zürich and the other financial centres, about whom we keep on hearing.
If the Tories get in, in five years no one will be able to afford to buy an egg.
It is quite clear to me that the Tory Party will get rid of Mrs Thatcher in about 3 years time.
The ambition of the present Labour government is that every worker in the country will have a greater than average income.
I believe the greatest asset a head of state can have is the ability to get a good night's sleep.
There is something utterly nauseating about a system of society which pays a harlot 25 times as much as it pays its prime minister, 250 times as much as it pays its members of Parliament and 500 times as much as it pays some of its ministers of religion.
Everybody should have an equal chance - but they shouldn't have a flying start.
Whichever party is in office, the Treasury is in power.
The cumulative effects of the economic and financial sanctions might well bring the rebellion to an end within a matter of weeks rather than months.
Selsdon Man is designing a system of society for the ruthlessness and the pushing, the uncaring. His message to the rest is: you're out on your own.
In politics a week is a very long time.
I'm at my best in a messy, middle-of-the-road muddle.
On 5 September, when the TUC unanimously rejected wage restraint, it was the end of an era, and all the financiers, all the little gnomes in Zürich and other finance centres about whom we keep on hearing, had started to make their dispositions in regard to sterling.
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