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Harold Wilson
March 11, 1916 - May 24, 1995
Nationality: English
Category: Statesman
Subcategory: English Statesman

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.


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


The monarchy is a labor intensive industry.


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


A week is a long time in politics.


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


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


One man's wage increase is another man's price increase.


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


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


This Party is a moral crusade or it is nothing.


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


The main essentials of a successful prime minister are sleep and a sense of history.


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


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