My mother said, Don't worry abot what people think now. Think about whether your children and grandchildren will think you've done well.
It is a curious thing, but I have been right in everything I have done and said in my life.
Men o' war were to be a part of the fabric of my life for the next half-century.
You can divide my life into two.
This is the war I fear.
I was born with an ability to concentrate very hard on a job for a long time.
Prince Charles is an absolute Mountbatten. The real intelligence in the royal family comes through my parents to Prince Philip and the children.
In 1966 I became president of the British Computer Society.
I suppose you can say I became an odd-job man.
It never entered my father's mind nor my mind ever to do a job othe than at one's best ability.
Never feel that a piece of criticism or advice is too much trouble to give, or that it exceeds your province.
The primary factor in a successful attack is speed.