▶ "When the curtain falls, the best thing an actor can do is to go away."; "We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts."; "Tradition does not mean that the living are dead, it means that the dead are living."; "To be alive at all involves some risk."; "There might be 1 finger on the trigger, but there will be 15 fingers on the safety catch."; …
"No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed."; "No man should ever lose sleep over public affairs."; "Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set."; "Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance; beautiful in its way, but incapable of growth."; "It has been said that there is no fool like an old fool, except a young fool. But the young fool has first to grow up to be an old fool to realize what a damn fool he was when he was a young fool."; "In long experience I find that a man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts."; "If people want a sense of purpose they should get it from their archbishop. They should certainly not get it from their politicians."; "I was determined that no British government should be brought down by the action of two tarts."; "I was a sort of son to Ike, and it was the other way round with Kennedy."; "I read a great number of press reports and find comfort in the fact that they are nearly always conflicting."; "I have never found, in a long experience of politics, that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance."; "He is forever poised between a cliche and an indiscretion."; "As usual the Liberals offer a mixture of sound and original ideas. Unfortunately none of the sound ideas is original and none of the original ideas is sound."; "A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts."; "(A Foreign Secretary) is forever poised between the cliche and the indiscretion."
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Tell me what you know about Maurice Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton, OM, PC (10 February 1894 â€“ 29 December 1986), the British Conservative politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1957 to 1963.