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Robin Cook's contribution to British politics was immense. He was a politician of principle who fought hard for the things he believed in. He will be greatly missed. [on Robin Cook]
Michael Howard

Nations, like men, have their infancy.
Henry Bolingbroke

"Thou shalt not get found out" is not one of God's commandments; and no man can be saved by trying to keep it.
Leonard Bacon

The chancellor's failure to give Britain's taxpayers value for money will be the terrible legacy of this government.
Oliver Letwin

Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
Ambrose Bierce

Beauty is the true prerogative of women, and so peculiarly their own, that our sex, though naturally requiring another sort of feature, is never in its lustre but when puerile and beardless, confused and mixed with theirs
Montaigne

At the moment I would think Stephen Jones would have his head in front by a considerable margin [on who is better, Jones or Jonny Wilkinson]
Graham Henry

I will drive a coach and six horses through the Act of Settlement
Sir Stephen Rice

If Glenn Hoddle is right then I must have been a failed football manager in a previous existence. [Hoddle had commented on a link between disability and sins in a past life]
David Blunkett

Time the great destroyer of other men's happiness, only enlarges the patrimony of literature to its possessor.
Isaac Disraeli

Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.
Charles Mackay

In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves... self-discipline with all of them came first.
Harry S Truman

Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity then they really are.
Henry Fielding

Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse.
Ronald Reagan

If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.
Katharine Hepburn

The ocean moans over dead men's bones.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.
Theodore Roosevelt

Ok, did they say I am the worst dressed? All I have to say is that I've seen those magazines before, and I've seen some of the things they've picked for best dressed, and it's the most boring, un-experimental thing out there. It's very conservative, and that's not what I am.
Christina Aguilera

I'll promise to go easier on drinking and to get to bed earlier, but not for you, fifty thousand dollars, or two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars will I give up women. They're too much fun.
Babe Ruth

The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a PhD.
Nelson Algren

Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection.
Kim Collins

The poetic temperament is the worst for golf.
Walter Simpson

Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.
Henry Ward Beecher

Men! The only animal in the world to fear.
D H Lawrence

I profess not to know how women's hearts are wooed and won. To me they have always been matters of riddle and admiration
Washington Irving

Bart, having never received any words of encouragement myself, I'm not sure how they're supposed to sound. But here goes: I believe in you.
Lisa Simpson

Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
William Blake

In a poem the excitement has to maintain itself. I am governed by the pull of the sentence as the pull of a fabric is governed by gravity.
Marianne Moore

'Women are frightening. If you get to 41 as a man, you're quite battle-scarred.'
Hugh Grant

Precious was one of a large number of people on the street, many of whom appeared to be women; some, like Precious, actually were.
Jimmy Breslin

My childhood was a period of waiting for the moment when I could send everyone and everything connected with it to hell.
Igor Stravinsky

It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
Simone De Beauvoir

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.
Ayn Rand

One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.
Douglas Macarthur

Capital punishment turns the state into a murderer. But imprisonment turns the state into a gay dungeon-master.
Jesse Jackson

Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above: For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott

He mocks the people who proposes that the government shall protect the rich and that they in turn will care for the laboring poor.
Grover Cleveland

Vulgarity has its uses. Vulgarity often cuts ice which refinement scrapes at vainly.
Max Beerbohm

I wish thy lot, now bad, still worse, my friend,
For when at worst, they say, things always mend.
John Owen

Committee - a group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done (Attributed)
Fred Allen

Civilisation is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.
Jane Addams

The work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. They have struggled against the tide, and reached the shore exhausted.
Samuel Smiles

Tremendous, little short of superb. On cracking form. [after being sacked of his role in the Tory shadow cabinet]
Boris Johnson

Amusement allures and deceives us and leads us down imperceptibly in thoughtlessness to the grave
Blaise Pascal

What others think of us would be of little moment did it not, when known, so deeply tinge what we think of ourselves.
Paul Valery

The great principle of human satisfaction is engagement
William Paley

He's a good person and tennis wise he's not bad, but our characters don't fit together. He's a bit too soft for me. I'll be looking for someone else after this tournament. [on dumping her coach]
Nadia Petrova

The fundamental question is is the Conservative Party leadable?
Michael Heseltine

Embarrassment of riches
John Ozell

The moment somebody says 'this is very risky' is the moment it becomes attractive to me.
Kate Capshaw



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