Alec Douglas-home Quotes

Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel, KT, PC (/?hju?m/; 2 July 1903 – 9 October 1995) was a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister from 19 October 1963 to 16 October 1964. He is notable for being the last Prime Minister to hold office while being a member of the House of Lords, before renouncing his peerage and taking up a seat in the House of Commons for the remainder of his premiership. His reputation, however, rests more on his two spells as the UK's foreign secretary than on his brief premiership

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Alec Douglas-home


"a fatal and perhaps fateful error of judgment" "...this was the last chance for the United Nations to get a grip on themselves and apply the principles of their Charter"

Alec Douglas-home


My wife had an uncle who could never walk down the nave of an abbey without wondering whether it would take spin.

Alec Douglas-home


To my deafness I'm accustomed, To my dentures I'm resigned, I can manage my bifocals, But Oh how I miss my mind.

Alec Douglas-home


Oh God, if there be cricket in heaven, let there also be rain.

Alec Douglas-home


Resentment is, in every stage of the passion, painful, but it is not disagreeable, unless in excess; pity is always painful, yet always agreeable; vanity, on the contrary, is always pleasant, yet always disagreeable.

Alec Douglas-home


...the first casualty (of this crisis) had been the United Nations. It would need an immense effort, an almost superhuman effort, to restore the prestige of that organization

Alec Douglas-home


A man of integrity will never listen to any reason against conscience.

Alec Douglas-home


There are two problems in my life. The political ones are insoluble and the economic ones are incomprehensible.

Alec Douglas-home


The doctor unfortunately said I was fit.

Alec Douglas-home


For ebbing resolution ne'er returns, But falls still further from its former shore.

Alec Douglas-home