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Harold Wilson
(1916-1995) born on
Mar 11
English statesman. He was leader of Labour Party's left wing and served twice as prime minister, but was plagued by economic problems.
         
   
F
The main essentials of a successful prime minister [are] sleep and a sense of history.

R
The labour party is like a stage-coach. If you rattle along at great speed everybody inside is too exhilarated or too seasick to cause any trouble. But if you stop everybody gets out and argues about where to go next.
A
Everybody should have an equal chance - but they shouldn't have a flying start.
N
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
K
Every dog is allowed one bite, but a different view is taken of a dog that goes on biting all the time. He may not get his licence returned when it falls due.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Governance of Britain," 1977.
R: In "Harold Wilson, The Authenic Portrait."
A: In "The Observer," 'Sayings of the Year', 1963.
N: In "The New York Times," 24 Jan 1967.
K: Speech, 2 Mar 1967.
   


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