"If I'm selling to you, then I'll speak English. If you're selling to me dann muessen Sie Deutsch sprechen"
"If he knew, he's too evil to be Prime Minister, and if he didn't know, he's too stupid to be Prime Minister."
Nye Bevan on Anthony Eden, after Suez
"The Noah Principle: predicting rain doesn't count, building arks does."
"It's hard to make a man understand something when his livelihood depends on him not understanding it"