Jonathan Aitken Quotes (5 quotes)
“If you asked her (Margaret Thatcher) about Sinai, she would probably think it was the plural for sinus.”
Quoted in James Prior, A Balance of Power (1986), p.107
“As far as the physical miseries go, I am sure I will cope. I lived at Eton in the 1950s and I know all about life in uncomfortable quarters.”
On how he might cope with prison. Quoted in Daily Express, 19 January 1999
“It's a fairly unique position; to hace been in charge of prison funding and then to have been an inmate. I wish I'd been more generous.”
Quoted in The Times, 3 June 2000
“If pigs could vote, the man with the slop bucket would be elected swineherd every time, no matter how much slaughtering he did on the side.”
―Orson Scott Card
“The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.”
―Pearl S. Buck
To My Daughters, With Love (1967), "To You on Your First Birthday"
A Woman of No Importance (1893)
“To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.”
The Crisis No. V - The American Crisis (1776 - 1783)
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Born: August 30, 1942 (age 75)
Bio: Jonathan William Patrick Aitken is a former Conservative Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom for 24 years, and a former British government Cabinet minister. He was convicted of perjury in 1999 and received an 18-month prison sentence, of which he served seven months. He is currently president of Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
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