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Harold Macmillan
(1894-1986) born on
Feb 10
English politician. He was prime minister from January 1957 to October 1963.
         
   
F
Jaw-jaw is better than war-war.

R
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.
A
Britain's most useful role is somewhere between bee and dinosaur.
N
It is the duty of Her Majesty's government . . . neither to flap nor to falter.
K
I have never found, in a long experience of politics, that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Speech, 30 Jan. 1958, Canberra, Australia.
R: Quoted in: Alistair Horne, Macmillan, vol. 2, ch. 19 (1989). The comment was made to William F. Buckley, Jr. on "Firing Line," recorded in New York, 20 Nov. 1980.
A: On mixing strength with efficiency, recalled on his death 29 Dec 1986.
N: In London "Observer," 19 Nov 1961.
K: In "Wall Street Journal," 13 Aug 1963.
   


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