James Callaghan

James Callaghan

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Author Profession: English Leader
Born: March 27, 1912
Died: March 26, 2005
Birth Sign: Aries

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I sum up the prospects for 1967 in three short sentences. We are back on course. The ship is picking up speed. The economy is moving. Every seaman knows the command at such a moment: 'steady as she goes'.

A lie can be halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on.

There is not a single injustice in Northern Ireland that is worth the loss of a single British soldier or a single Irish citizen either.

I am rather in favour of dealing with teenage hooliganism.

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.

There are no instant solutions.

I am not proposing to seek your votes because there is a blue sky ahead today.

Some people, however long their experience or strong their intellect, are temperamentally incapable of reaching firm decisions.

You can never reach the promised land. You can march towards it.

Your strike will not win. You cannot be allowed to succeed.

The rule of law should be upheld by all political parties. They should neither advise others to break the law, nor encourage others to do so even when they strongly disagree with the legislation put forward by the government of the day.

A leader has to 'appear' consistent. That doesn't mean he has to be consistent.

I've never been one to say that Britain was joining a happy band of brothers.

If the law is a bad law, there is always the contingent right to take action that you would not otherwise take.

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

I grew up loving horses. I was relatively obsessed, starting with my rocking horse at age 2, all the way through my painting and drawing phase. Diane Lane

I can be a nice person, but if someone is messing with someone I care about, the tougher side comes out a little more. Daniella Alonso

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