The best Quotes by Harold Macmillan

The best Quotes by Harold Macmillan

Maurice Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton (10 February 1894 – 29 December 1986) was a British statesman and Conservative politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1957 to 1963. Nicknamed "Supermac", he was known for his pragmatism, wit, and unflappability.

Too many people live too much in the past. The past must be a springboard, not a sofa.
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Tradition does not mean that the living are dead, it means that the dead are living.
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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.
Everything would get better and better. This was the world I was born in. Suddenly, unexpectedly, one morning in 1914 the whole thing came to an end.
To be alive at all involves some risk.
A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.

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It is strange with how little notice, good, bad, or indifferent, a man may live and die in London.
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If you're curious, London's an amazing place.
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I've often thought a blind man could find his way through London simply by gauging the changes in innuendo: mild through Trafalgar Square, less veiled towards the river.
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I have nothing against Orlando, though you are, of course, far more likely to get shot or robbed there than in London.
I don't miss London much. I find it crowded, vast and difficult to get around. Cabs are incredibly expensive.
London. The beating heart of England.
England is my home. London is my home. New York feels like, if I have to spend a year living in an unfamiliar city, this is a pretty lovely one to spend a year in, but I will be going home at the end of it, certainly.
Fashion needs fresh blood, and London is the most creative place for that.
Look at London or Paris: they're both filthy. You don't get that in Tokyo. The proud residents look after their city.
Simba: "Ouh. Jeez, what was that for?"
Rafiki: "It doesn't matter, it's in the past."
Simba: "Yeah, but it still hurts."
Rafiki: "Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it."
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Oh yes. The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.
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The future is easy because it doesn't exist; but the past is painful because it lives forever.
Maybe the past is like an anchor holding us back. Maybe you have to let go of who you were, to become who you will be.
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Tradition is the corpse of wisdom.
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Tradition is a crutch for the mindless.
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Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.
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Men always want to be a woman's first love. What women like is to be a man's last romance.
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Mr. Fredricksen: "Hey, let's play a game. It's called: See Who Can Be Quiet the Longest."
Russell: "Cool, my mom loves that game."
Russell in Up
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If you attack my son again, I shall ensure that it is the last thing you ever do.
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Well you can't never let anything happen to him. Then nothing would ever happen to him!
Dory in Finding Nemo
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You have to die a few times before you can really live.
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Trust is earned - I can't just magically hand it over.
Elena Gilbert in The Vampire Diaries - Season 1 Episode 4
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Trust no one. Not even your own feelings.
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Jewish communities are warning their members to avoid specific places for their own safety - today, here in Germany, almost 80 years after the Holocaust.
Robert Habeck - November 2023
Putin has started a war because he can't stand individual freedoms of the people. Because Ukraine has become a threat to his dictatorship with their longing for freedom. Dictators fear freedom. That's why he must not be successful with this war, because that would mean that dictators can attack freedom.
Robert Habeck - Juni 2022
If Putin were to win this war, what sign would that be for other dictators in the world like Xi, like the Chinese President? So therefore Ukraine has to win this war.
Annalena Baerbock - September 2023
We've been lied to a lot by the Kreml for at least one-and-a-half years. So obviously, the whole world looks at the Kreml when a former close confidant of Putin literally falls out of the sky, two months after he launched a rebellion.
Annalena Baerbock - August 2023
I have decided that the person best suited to assume the position of Vice President of the United States is Senator J.D. Vance of the Great State of Ohio
Donald Trump - Juli 2024
I've known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy. He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it - Jeffrey enjoys his social life.
Falling down isn't dangerous or shameful. Not getting up is both.
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Become unpopular first, or people want perceive you seriously.
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Our world has become more restless and rough; it is changing at a breathtaking pace. We also cope with headwinds. This does not make the challenges of our time any smaller.
Olaf Scholz - December 2023
Terror will not win, hatred will not prevail. Israel has every right to defend and to protect itself and its citizens. In this dark hour, Germany and France stand firmly by Israel's side.
Olaf Scholz - Oktober 2023
With clear language and undaunted diplomacy, he has significantly shaped the United States of America and post-war global politics.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier - December 2023
Queen Elizabeth II helped mending the wounds caused by World War II. Britain offered Germany the hand of conciliation. And the hand of conciliation was the hand of the Queen.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier - September 2022
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
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Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
John F. Kennedy - June 1963
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It's not about counting women, it's about making sure that women count!
Claudia Roth - February 2019
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
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One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
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Just overwhelmed with gratitude. What an honor it is to run alongside President Donald J. Trump. He delivered peace and prosperity once, and with your help, he'll do it again.
J. D. Vance - Juli 2024

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