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Men grow to the stature to which they are stretched when they are young.
The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
The Opposition aren't really the Opposition. They're just called the Opposition. But in fact they are the Opposition in exile. The Civil Service are the Opposition in residence.
I think it will be a clash between the political will and the administrative won't.
You mean, your statistics are facts, but my facts are just statistics.
Referring the matter to a committee' can be a device for diluting authority, diffusing responsibility and delaying decisions.
That's another of those irregular verbs, isn't it? I give confidential briefings; you leak; he has been charged under Section 2a of the Official Secrets Act.
'We went in,' he said, 'to screw the French by splitting them off from the Germans. The French went in to protect their inefficient farmers from commercial competition. The Germans went in to cleanse themselves of genocide and apply for readmission to the human race.'
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If God has made the world a perfect mechanism, He has at least conceded so much to our imperfect intellect that in order to predict little parts of it, we need not solve innumerable differential equations, but can use dice with fair success.
April 20, 1930
August 21, 2016
Sir Antony Rupert Jay was an English writer, broadcaster, and director, famous for co-authoring, with Jonathan Lynn, the British political comedies Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister.
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The Yes Minister Miscellany (2009)
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How to Run a Meeting (1976)
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