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Kenneth Baker Quotes and Sayings

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Socialists make the mistake of confusing individual worth with success.
They believe you cannot allow people to succeed in
case those who fail feel worthless.
- Kenneth Baker

By the end of the 1970s Britain was in a mess.
- Kenneth Baker

It was always said that the big distinction between
the French and the English is that the English are
intelligent and the French are intellectual.
- Kenneth Baker

He has conferred on the practice of vacillation the aura of statesmanship.
- Kenneth Baker

 

Privatization came on slowly.
When something very big happens, like privatization,
historians and economists like to think you must have had very big causes.
That is not how it happened.
- Kenneth Baker

So all the system was running down and collapsing.
Mrs.
Thatcher became the leader of the Conservative Party in February 1975,
and she clearly wanted to strike out and do something different.
- Kenneth Baker

Alas few socialists are either benevolent enough to
work hard at these occupations out of benevolence or
self-interested enough to work hard at them for money.
- John McCarthy

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Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away.
- Fidel Castro

There have been as many varieties of socialists as
there are wild birds that fly in the woods and sometimes
go up and on through the clouds.
- Carl Sandburg

Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out -
because I was not a socialist.
- Martin Niemoller

So far I go with the Socialists as to think it a pretty general rule that,
where monopoly is necessary, it is better in public hands.
- Frederick Pollock

Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like
socialists when you can ignore them like wise men?
- Natalie Clifford Barney

The extreme socialists desire to run every nation as
a single business concern.
- John B. S. Haldane

Yes, Socialists should defend their country in great historical crises.
- Karl Liebknecht

The right of such control is already admitted by the State Socialists,
though they maintain that, as a matter of fact,
the individual would be allowed a much larger liberty than he now enjoys.
- Benjamin Tucker

Be these people either Conservatives or Socialists,
Yellows or Reds, the most important thing is -
and that is the point I want to stress -
that all of them are right in the plain and moral sense of the word.
- Karel Capek

Anarchists are socialists because they want the improvement of society,
and they are communists because they are convinced
that such a transformation of society can only result
from the establishment of a commonwealth of property.
- Johann Most

The claim of the State Socialists, however,
that this right would not be exercised in matters pertaining
to the individual in the more intimate and private
relations of his life is not borne out by the history of governments.
- Benjamin Tucker

By concentrating on what is good in people,
by appealing to their idealism and their sense of justice,
and by asking them to put their faith in the future,
socialists put themselves at a severe disadvantage.
- Ian Mcewan

In the matter of the maintenance and rearing of children
the Anarchists would neither institute the communistic
nursery which the State Socialists favor nor keep the
communistic school system which now prevails.
- Benjamin Tucker

It seems to me that socialists today can preserve their
position in academic economics merely by the pretense
that the differences are entirely moral questions about
which science cannot decide.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

I say we have not even had the decency to maintain
the assets that our parents and grandparents built for us -
our roads,
our bridges, our wastewater systems,
our sewer systems; by the way,
those weren't Bolsheviks, those weren't socialists
that built those things for us -
much less build the infrastructure we need for the 21st century.
- Michael Bennett

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music in them!
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

But, alas!
what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have
a higher Design than to get her a Husband?
- Mary Astell

Time goes, you say? Ah, no!
alas, time stays, we go.
- Henry Austin Dobson

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
- Albert Camus

Alas!
Alas!
Life is full of disappointments; as one reaches one
ridge there is always another and a higher one beyond which blocks the view.
- Fridtjof Nansen

Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!
- William Shakespeare

Sometimes writers say true things about the overall nature of publicity,
promotion, and the publishing industry;
but alas,
not always.
- Teresa Nielsen Hayden

All their sport in the park is but a shadow to that
pleasure that I find in Plato;
alas good folk,
they never felt what true pleasure meant.
- Jane Grey

Alas! how little does the memory
of these human inhabitants
enhance the beauty of the landscape.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have, alas, only one illusion left,
and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury.
- Sydney Smith

And they that rule in England, in stately conclaves met,
alas, alas for England they have no graves as yet.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is,
alas, not so easy as looking at it.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown.
Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine,
to them, alas!
we return.
- E. M. Forster

The ideal, without doubt, varies, but its enemies,
alas, are always the same.
- Jean Rostand

Alas!
how difficult it is not to betray one's guilt by one's looks.
- Ovid

Confession, alas, is the new handshake.
- Richard Rosen

Alas, in 1929 came the Stock Market crash and everything
changed and became worrisome.
People started practicing conservatism because of financial losses,
myself included.
- Pola Negri

Alas, I am dying beyond my means.
- Oscar Wilde

The Oxford manner is, alas, indefinable;
I was going to say indefensible.
- Robert Baldwin Ross

In a free world there is, alas, more common crime than in a dictatorial system.
- Barbara Amiel

Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off,
how quick to be proved a deceiver.
- Sophocles

The natural idealism of youth is an idealism,
alas, for which we do not always provide as many outlets as we should.
- Sargent Shriver

Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance,
dogmatism, and foolishness.
- Sidney Hook

Alas, time stays, we go.
- Henry Austin Dobson

Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich;
alas,
you only lose what little stock you had before.
- William Wycherley

Alas!
they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Oh literature, oh the glorious Art, how it preys upon the marrow in our bones.
It scoops the stuffing out of us, and chucks us aside.
Alas!
- David Herbert Lawrence

Alas for the affairs of men!
When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow;
and if they are unfortunate,
a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
- Aeschylus

Alas, I think I am becoming a god.
- Titus

A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them:
Alas for those that never sing,
but die with all their music in them!
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The flesh, alas, is sad, and I have read all the books.
- Stephane Mallarme

Alas, I emerge from one disaster to fall into a worse.
- Pierre Corneille

Our sense of worth, of well-being, even our sanity
depends upon our remembering.
But, alas, our sense of worth, our well-being,
our sanity also depend upon our forgetting.
- Joyce Appleby

Alas!
if the principles of contentment are not within us,
the height of station and worldly grandeur will as
soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness.
- Laurence Sterne

Alas, regardless of their doom, the little victims play!
No sense have they of ills to come, nor care beyond to-day.
- Thomas Gray

There is nothing is more musical than a sunset.
He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful
example of development in all that book which,
alas, musicians read but too little -
the book of Nature.
- Claude Debussy

If Americans knew how to deal with other people,
they could bring peace to the world.
Alas, they have not learned enough yet.
The true American feels that he is 100 percent welcome anywhere he goes.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

This source of corruption, alas, is inherent in the
democratic system itself,
and it can only be controlled, if at all,
by finding ways to encourage legislators to subordinate ambition to principle.
- James L. Buckley

Writing anything is terribly hard but,
alas for me, because I am addicted, a heck of a lot of fun.
I often am sorry I ever started writing prose,
because it is so hard.
But I can't stop.
- Judy Collins

All the revision in the world will not save a bad first draft:
for the architecture of the thing comes,
or fails to come, in the first conception,
and revision only affects the detail and ornament,
alas!
- T. E. Lawrence

It is, alas, chiefly the evil emotions that are able
to leave their photographs on surrounding scenes and
objects and whoever heard of a place haunted by a noble deed,
or of beautiful and lovely ghosts revisiting the glimpses of the moon?
- Algernon H. Blackwood

But alas, they are all sadly deficient,
because they leave us under the domination of political
and religious prejudices;
and they are as inefficient as the sleepy dose of an ordinary sermon.
- Adam Weishaupt

Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment.
Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death,
Yet men delay to obtain release from the world.
Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche


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