A leader must have the courage to act against an expert’s advice.
My dog doesn’t worry about the meaning of life. She may worry if she doesn’t get her breakfast, but she doesn’t sit around worrying about whether she will get fulfilled or liberated or enlightened. As long as she gets some food and a little affection, her life is fine.
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.
We have self-centered minds which get us into plenty of trouble. If we do not come to understand the error in the way we think, our self-awareness, which is our greatest blessing, is also our downfall.
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.
What time he can spare from the adornment of his person he devotes to the neglect of his duties.
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.