Although I am still in favour of a National Government in these difficult times, and shall probably be found in the great majority of cases in the Government Lobby, there are some issues that have arisen, or are likely to arise, upon which I am unable to give the Government the support which it has, perhaps, the right to expect from those receiving the Government Whip. It occurs to me, therefore, that it would perhaps be more satisfactory if I was no longer regarded as being among the supporters of the present Administration.
"Mr H. Macmillan M.P.", The Times, 8 July 1936, p. 8.
Forever poised between a cliché and an indiscretion.Harold Macmillan
Indeed, let us be frank about it. Most of our people have never had it so good.Harold Macmillan
It is always a matter of regret from the personal point of view when divergences arise between colleagues, but it is the team that matters and not the individual, and I am quite happy about the strength and the power of the team, and so I thought the best thing to do was to settle up these little local difficulties, and then turn to the wider vision of the Commonwealth.Harold Macmillan
I'd like that translated, if I may.Harold Macmillan
So there you are – you can see what it is like. The camera's hot, probing eye, these monstrous machines and their attendants – a kind of twentieth century torture chamber, that's what it is. But I must try to forget about that, and imagine that you are sitting here in the room with me.Harold Macmillan
The sale of assets is common with individuals and states when they run into financial difficulties. First, all the Georgian silver goes, and then all that nice furniture that used to be in the saloon. Then the Canalettos go.Harold Macmillan
It's a good thing to be laughed at. It's better than to be ignored.Harold Macmillan
Introducing SuperMac.Harold Macmillan
Events, dear boy, events.Harold Macmillan