Find the best quotes by Harold MacMillan.
It’s no use crying over spilt summits.
We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts.
I read a great number of press reports and find comfort in the fact that they are nearly always conflicting.
When the curtain falls, the best thing an actor can do is to go away.
Once the bear’s hug has got you, it is apt to be for keeps.
It is the duty of Her Majesty’s government neither to flap nor to falter.
At home, you always have to be a politician; when you’re abroad, you almost feel yourself a statesman.
He is forever poised between a cliche and an indiscretion.
Power? It’s like a Dead Sea fruit. When you achieve it, there is nothing there.
No man should ever lose sleep over public affairs.
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…
I have never found, in a long experience of politics, that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.
If people want a sense of purpose they should get it from their archbishop. They should certainly not get it from their politicians.
Britain’s most useful role is somewhere between bee and dinosaur.
There might be 1 finger on the trigger, but there will be 15 fingers on the safety catch.
To be alive at all involves some risk.
I was a sort of son to Ike, and it was the other way round with Kennedy.
In long experience I find that a man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.
(A Foreign Secretary) is forever poised between the cliche and the indiscretion.
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…
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