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Stanley Baldwin
1867 - 1947
British prime minister, 1920's and 1930's

A platitude is simply a truth repeated until people get tired of hearing it.

A government is not in power, it is in office, put there by the will of the people.

The attainment of an ideal is often the beginning of a disillusion.

A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision; but believe me, after six months' experience, he wants first, second, third and all the time - patience.