History is littered with the wars which everybody knew would never happen.
For a politician to complain about the press is like a ship's captain complaining about the sea
'Helping industry' is the elephant pit of socialism, a deep hole with sharp spikes at the bottom, covered over with twigs and fresh grass
To write a diary every day is like returning to one's own vomit.
History is littered with wars which everybody knew would never happen.
The life of nations no less than that of men is lived largely in the imagination.
I will not surrender responsibility for my life and my actions.
A single currency means a single government, and that single government would be the government whose policies determined every aspect of economic life.
I should like to have been killed in the war.
All political lives, unless they are cut off in midstream at a happy juncture, end in failure, because that is the nature of politics and of human affairs.
In the end, the Labour party could cease to represent labour. Stranger historic ironies have happened than that.
If my ship sails from sight, it doesn't mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends.
Of course I am very proud of being a Tory. Yes, in my head and in my heart I regard myself as a Tory. As I have said, I was born that way; I believe it is congenital. I am unable to change it. That is how I see the world... is the most un-Tory thing that can be conceived.
In this country in fifteen or twenty years' time the black man will have the whip hand over the white man. I can already hear the chorus of execration. How dare I say such a horrible thing? How dare I stir up trouble and inflame feelings by repeating such a conversation?
Independence, the freedom of a self-governing nation, is in my estimation the highest political good, for which any disadvantage, if need be, and any sacrifice are a cheap price.