Facts about Chris Patten

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Chris Patten is a famous Politician from United Kingdom, he/she is 74 years old and still alive, born May 12, 1944.

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He/she is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 13 quotes who is written / told by Chris.

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Famous quotes by Chris Patten (13)


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"Green politics at its worst amounts to a sort of Zen fascism; less extreme, it denounces growth and seeks to stop the world so that we can all get off"
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"It is a sort of great Victorian truth that actually, trying to do the right thing is pretty good for you and pretty good for business as well, by and large"
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"But the ability to articulate what you are doing, to be clear about it, and to stick to it is, I think, the essence of political leadership"
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"In a democracy everybody has a right to be represented, including the jerks"
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"I think that what most surprises anybody who goes into politics from even a modestly cerebral background is the vulgarity of much of the cut and thrust of politics"
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"I don't think that capitalism should be unbridled, if by "unbridled" you mean unregulated"
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"I believe in trying to get a balance between individual freedom on the one hand and social responsibility on the other"
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"It is almost always wrong that the time isn't ripe to decide something. That is always said of difficult problems"
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"I think that if politics is just about getting your backside on important seats, then it's a pretty worthless endeavor"
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"Undoubtedly, at the moment, the major cause of CO2 emission is what happens in developed countries"
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"I suppose I've always carried what is regarded as a bit of unnecessary baggage in Britain. I've always carried the charge that I am an intellectual in politics"
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"So, what I say to people is that politics has got to be about principle and values above all. Of course, there are times when you have to make accommodations"
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"In democracy everyone has the right to be represented, even the jerks"


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