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James Callaghan
March 27, 1912 - March 26, 2005
Nationality: English
Category: Leader
Subcategory: English Leader

A lie can be halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on.


Your strike will not win. You cannot be allowed to succeed.


There are no instant solutions.


You can never reach the promised land. You can march towards it.


A leader has to 'appear' consistent. That doesn't mean he has to be consistent.


I've never been one to say that Britain was joining a happy band of brothers.


I am not proposing to seek your votes because there is a blue sky ahead today.


Some people, however long their experience or strong their intellect, are temperamentally incapable of reaching firm decisions.


A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.


I sum up the prospects for 1967 in three short sentences. We are back on course. The ship is picking up speed. The economy is moving. Every seaman knows the command at such a moment: 'steady as she goes'.


There is not a single injustice in Northern Ireland that is worth the loss of a single British soldier or a single Irish citizen either.


If the law is a bad law, there is always the contingent right to take action that you would not otherwise take.


The rule of law should be upheld by all political parties. They should neither advise others to break the law, nor encourage others to do so even when they strongly disagree with the legislation put forward by the government of the day.


I am rather in favour of dealing with teenage hooliganism.


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