Harold Macmillan Quotes

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 ideas is sound.

He is forever poised between a cliche and an indiscretion.

(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 think it’s enough.

The unique advantage of the Bar as a profession is that it offers in later years to those who have succeeded in the sanctuary of the Bench.

You will find the Americans much like the Greeks found the Romans: great, big, vulgar, bustling people more vigorous than we are and also more idle, with more unspoiled virtues but also more corrupt.