He is forever poised between a clich‚ and an indiscretion.
I am MacWonder one moment and MacBlunder the next.
I was a sort of son to Ike, and it was the other way round with Kennedy.
I was determined that no British government should be brought down by the action of two tarts.
I'd like that translated, if I may.
If people want a sense of purpose they should get it from their archbishop. They should certainly not get it from their politicians.
Indeed, let us be frank about it. Most of our people have never had it so good.
A Foreign Secretary ? and this applies also to a prospective Foreign Secretary ? is always faced with this cruel dilemma. Nothing he can say can do very much good, and almost anything he may say may do a great deal of harm. Anything he says that is not obvious is dangerous; whatever is not trite is risky. He is forever poised between the clich‚ and the indiscretion.
A good wife makes a good husband
A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.
Although I am still in favor of a National Government in these difficult times, and shall probably be found in the great majority of cases in the Government Lobby, there are some issues that have arisen, or are likely to arise, upon which I am unable to give the Government the support which it has, perhaps, the right to expect from those receiving the Government Whip. It occurs to me, therefore, that it would perhaps be more satisfactory if I was no longer regarded as being among the supporters of the present Administration.
It's no use crying over spilt summits.
In long experience I find that a man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.