Just Thinking Chronology
Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.
If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health, slow your mind, make you fat - in other words, turn you into an adult.
The Clinton administration launched an attack on people in Texas because those people were religious nuts with guns. Hell, this country was founded by religious nuts with guns. Who does Bill Clinton think stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock?
The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person.
You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going.
Being prime minister is a lonely job... you cannot lead from the crowd.
I don't mind how much my Ministers talk, so long as they do what I say.
I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.
I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.
I just owe almost everything to my father and it's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election.
I like Mr. Gorbachev, we can do business together.
If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn't swim.
If you lead a country like Britain, a strong country, a country which has taken a lead in world affairs in good times and in bad, a country that is always reliable, then you have to have a touch of iron about you.
It is only when you look now and see success that you say that it was good fortune. It was not. We lost 250 of our best young men. I felt every one.
It pays to know the enemy - not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.
It was sheer professionalism and inspiration and the fact that you really cannot have people marching into other people's territory and staying there.
Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
We were told our campaign wasn't sufficiently slick. We regard that as a compliment.
You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive.
A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied ten minutes later.
War is the supreme test of man in which he rises to heights never approached in any other activity.
Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.
It’s the unconquerable soul of man, not the nature of the weapon he uses, that insures victory.
Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men.
If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
Success is how you bounce on the bottom.
The leader must be an actor.
You’re never beaten until you admit it.
You shouldn't underestimate an enemy, but it is just as fatal to overestimate him.
Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry.