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Quotes of the day: Harold Wilson

Published Tuesday, March 11, 2014 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Mar 11 2014

(Today is also the birthday of Douglas Adams.)

James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, FSS, PC (March 11, 1916 – May 24, 1995) was a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to 1976. He won four general elections, and is the most recent British Prime Minister to have served non-consecutive terms. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


A week is a long time in politics.

Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.

Every dog is allowed one bite, but a different view is taken of a dog that goes on biting all the time. He may not get his licence returned when it falls due.

Everybody should have an equal chance- but they shouldn't have a flying start.

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.

I get a little nauseated, perhaps, when I hear the phrase 'freedom of the press' used as freely as it is, knowing that a large part of our proprietorial press is not free at all.

I'm an optimist, but an optimist who takes his raincoat.

I've buried all the hatchets. But I know where I've buried them and I can dig them up again if necessary.

One man's wage rise is another man's price increase.

The main essentials of a successful prime minister are sleep and a sense of history.

The monarchy is a labor intensive industry.

The only limits of power are the bounds of belief.

Unemployment more than anything else made me politically conscious.

Whichever party is in office, the Treasury is in power.

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