A faith is something you die for; a doctrine is something you kill for; there is all the difference in the world.
All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
An educated, healthy and confident nation is harder to govern.
Broadcasting is really too important to be left to the broadcasters.
Change always follows the same pattern. If you come up with something new they try and put you off. If that doesn't work they call you stark raving bonkers. If that doesn't work they lock you up like the suffragettes. Then, after a pause, the change happens and you can't find anyone that doesn't claim to have been fighting for it with you.
Choice depends on the freedom to choose and if you are shackled with debt you don't have the freedom to choose.
Five questions for politicians: 1. What power have you got? 2. Where did you get it from? 3. In whose interest do you exercise it? 4. To whom are you accountable? 5. How can we get rid of you?
Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself.
I believe the more difficult the circumstances, the more people will be inclined to trust those in charge at the moment.
I don't believe in the hereditary principle in the House of Lords. Imagine going to the dentist, sitting in the chair and he says, 'I'm not a dentist myself, but my father was a dentist and his father before him. Now, open wide!
I think there are two ways in which people are controlled. First of all frighten people and secondly, demoralize them.
I think very often the boat-rockers turn out to be the people who are building the craft.
If democracy is ever to be threatened, it will not be by revolutionary groups burning government offices and occupying the broadcasting and newspaper offices of the world. It will come from disenchantment, cynicism and despair caused by the realization that the New World Order means we are all to be managed and not represented.
If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people.
It is wholly wrong to blame Marx for what was done in his name, as it is to blame Jesus for what was done in his.
Making mistakes is how you learn.
Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
Never wrestle with a chimney sweep.
People in debt become hopeless and hopeless people don't vote. They always say that that everyone should vote but I think that if the poor in Britain or the United States turned out and voted for people that represented their interests there would be a real democratic revolution.
Takes too long, asking for permission.
The exhaustion of old age is something people who are younger don't fully appreciate.
The Internet is only the street corner meeting on a big scale.
The one thing that is absolutely essential is that there shouldn't be any governmental control (of the media) directly or indirectly.
The people who have sacrificed their view in order to get to the top have very often left no footprints in the sands of time.
There is no final victory, as there is no final defeat. There is just the same battle. To be fought, over and over again. So toughen up, bloody toughen up.
There is no moral difference between a Stealth bomber and a suicide bomber. They both kill innocent people for political reasons.
There may be a legal obligation to obey, but there will be no moral obligation to obey. When it comes to history, it will be the people who broke the law for freedom who will be remembered and honored.
Through talk, we tamed kings, restrained tyrants, averted revolution.
When I talk to young people I say: 'I owe you an apology because my generation made such a muck of the world, killing 100 million people in two world wars. Your generation has to get it right.'
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