There were few who thought him a starter, Many who thought themselves smarter. But he ended PM , CH and OM , an Earl and a Knight of the Garter.
Kenneth Harris, "Attlee" (Weidenfeld and Nicholson, London, 1982)Self-penned limerick.
When we are returned to power we want to put in the statute book an act which will make our people citizens of the world before they are citizens of this country.Clement Attlee
Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.Clement Attlee
Russian communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great.Clement Attlee
... the Peace Treaties must be scrapped ... I stand for no more war and no more secret diplomacy.Clement Attlee
I am pleased to see from the laughter on the Ministerial benches that there is no implication on their part to take Sir Oswald Mosley too seriously. It can easily be seen to-day that this idea of a dictator is gradually falling down.Clement Attlee
We have absolutely abandoned any idea of nationalist loyalty. We are deliberately putting a world order before our loyalty to our own country.Clement Attlee
Not Churchill. Sixty-five, old for a Churchill.Clement Attlee
You will be judged by what you succeed at gentlemen, not by what you attemptClement Attlee
A Tory minister can sleep in ten different women's beds in a week. A Labour minister gets it in the neck if he looks at his neighbour's wife over the garden fence.Clement Attlee
Can't publish. Don't rhyme, don't scan.Clement Attlee
I move previous face!Clement Attlee
Not up to the job.Clement Attlee
An empty taxi drew up outside 10 Downing Street and Clement Attlee got out of it.Clement Attlee
A modest man with much to be modest about.Clement Attlee