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Summary

Harold MacMillan was a famous Politician from England, who lived between February 10, 1894 and December 29, 1986.

Biography

During the Second World War, he was the British government's representative at the Mediterranean. Here he associated with enduring ties of friendship with Dwight Eisenhower, which would be very important later in his political career.

In Winston Churchill's second government in 1951, he was home minister and defense minister in 1954. In a short period in 1955, he was Secretary of State. In Anthony Eden's government was followed from 1955 until 1957 and finance minister. He appeared as a natural candidate for the office of Prime Minister Eden's departure in 1957, but it was still surprising that it was he who took over as prime minister and Richard Austen Butler. Macmillan was British Prime Minister until 1963. After he retired from politics, he was chairman of the publishing house Macmillan.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 27 quotes who is written / told by Harold, under the main topics: Success, Trust.

Related authors: Anthony Eden, Winston Churchill

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Macmillan

Famous quotes by Harold MacMillan (27)


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"When the curtain falls, the best thing an actor can do is to go away"
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"We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts"
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"Tradition does not mean that the living are dead, it means that the dead are living"
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"To be alive at all involves some risk"
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"There might be 1 finger on the trigger, but there will be 15 fingers on the safety catch"
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"Power? It's like a Dead Sea fruit. When you achieve it, there is nothing there"
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"Once the bear's hug has got you, it is apt to be for keeps"
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"No man should ever lose sleep over public affairs"
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"Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set"
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"Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance; beautiful in its way, but incapable of growth"
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"It's no use crying over spilt summits"
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"It is the duty of Her Majesty's government neither to flap nor to falter"
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"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"
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"In long experience I find that a man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts"
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"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"
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"If people want a sense of purpose they should get it from their archbishop. They should certainly not get it from their politicians"
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"I was determined that no British government should be brought down by the action of two tarts"
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"I was a sort of son to Ike, and it was the other way round with Kennedy"
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"I read a great number of press reports and find comfort in the fact that they are nearly always conflicting"
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"I have never found, in a long experience of politics, that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance"
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"He is forever poised between a cliche and an indiscretion"
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"Britain's most useful role is somewhere between bee and dinosaur"
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"At home, you always have to be a politician; when you're abroad, you almost feel yourself a statesman"
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"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"
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"(A Foreign Secretary) is forever poised between the cliche and the indiscretion"
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"No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed"
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"A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts"


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