Clement Attlee Quotes

Fifty percent of Winston is genius, fifty percent bloody fool. He will behave like a child. Clement Attlee (on Churchill)

Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking. Clement Attlee

One layer was certainly 17th century. The 18th century in him is obvious. There was the 19th century, and a large slice, of course, of the 20th century; and another, curious layer which may possibly have been the 21st. Clement Attlee (on Churchill)

Russian Communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great. Clement Attlee

The House of Lords is like a glass of champagne that has stood for five days. Clement Attlee

Few thought he was even a starter.
There were many who thought themselves smarter.
But he ended PM, CH and OM,
An earl and a Knight of the Garter.
Clement Attlee (on his own political career).

I think the British have the distinction above all other nations of being able to put new wine into old bottles without bursting them. Clement Attlee

I should be a sad subject for any publicity expert. I have none of the qualities which create publicity. Clement Attlee

I believe that conscience is a still small voice and not a loudspeaker. Clement Attlee