A lie can be halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on.
You can never reach the promised land. You can march towards it.
Some people, however long their experience or strong their intellect, are temperamentally incapable of reaching firm decisions.
A leader must have the courage to act against an expert’s advice.
I’ve never been one to say that Britain was joining a happy band of brothers.
If the law is a bad law, there is always the contingent right to take action that you would not otherwise take.
There is not a single injustice in Northern Ireland that is worth the loss of a single British soldier or a single Irish citizen either.
I sum up the prospects for 1967 in three short sentences. We are back on course. The ship is picking up speed. The economy is moving. Every seaman knows the command at such a moment: ‘steady as she goes’.
I am rather in favour of dealing with teenage hooliganism.
I am not proposing to seek your votes because there is a blue sky ahead today.