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Harold Wilson Quotes

A week is a long time in politics.

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

Given a fair wind, we will negotiate our way into the Common Market, head held high, not crawling in. Negotiations? Yes. Unconditional acceptance of whatever terms are offered us? No.

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

I believe the greatest asset a head of state can have is the ability to get a good night's sleep.

I'm an optimist, but an optimist who carries a raincoat.

I'm at my best in a messy, middle-of-the-road muddle.

If I had the choice between smoked salmon and tinned salmon, I'd have it tinned. With vinegar.

One man's wage increase 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.

This Party is a moral crusade or it is nothing.

We are redefining and we are restating our socialism in terms of the scientific revolution.

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