Quotes of Commons

“ No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ Only people who look dull ever get into the House of Commons, and only people who are dull ever succeed there. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ The House of Commons starts its proceedings with a prayer. The chaplain looks at the assembled members with their varied intelligence and then prays for the country. ”

- Lord Denning

“ If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons. ”

- Winston Churchill

“ We have a maxim in the House of Commons, and written on the walls of our houses, that old ways are the safest and surest ways. ”

- Sir Edward Coke

“ You can hardly say boo to a goose in the House of Commons now without cries of Ungentlemanly, Not fair and all the rest. ”

- Harold Macmillan

“ It would be inaccurate to say that Churchill and I conversed. Like Gladstone speaking to Victoria, he addressed me as though I were a one-man House of Commons. It was superb. ”

- William Manchester

“ The commons, faithful to their system, remained in a wise and masterly inactivity. ”

- Sir James Mackintosh

“ The House of Commons is a great unwieldy body, which requires great Art and some Cordials to keep it loyal. ”

- Henry Pelham

“ There's no secret about my ambition, I do not want to go into the House of Commons. My only real political interest is in London and if one day I'm in a position to run for mayor, then terrific. ”

- Trevor Phillips
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